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Van Gaal: No reason to resign as Manchester United manager

Van Gaal: No reason to resign as Manchester United manager

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Under-fire manager Louis van Gaal vowed to fight on as Manchester United coach after his team’s goalless draw against Chelsea.

United stretched their winless run to eight matches after their seventh goalless stalemate of the campaign.

“I know that there are circumstances that a board has to decide to sack the manager,” he said. “And I am looking always from my point of view and that can be not the right view. And in this crazy world, football world, it can happen every day. Also with me as I have said. When it is happening to Jose Mourinho then it can happen also with me.”

The environment is making the crisis. Inside of the club the players are willing to fight for every metre, the manager is willing to fight, the members of staff are willing to fight and the board is very confident in the staff and their manager. So it is not inside Manchester United, it is our environment and you are part of that.

A few United fans made it clear they wanted Jose Mourinho in the home dugout rather than Van Gaal. Red scarves with Mourinho’s face on them were being sold by unofficial vendors outside the stadium before kick-off.

“The environment is making the crisis. Inside of the club the players are willing to fight for every metre, the manager is willing to fight, the members of staff are willing to fight and the board is very confident in the staff and their manager. So it is not inside Manchester United, it is our environment and you are part of that,” he added

The Red Devils are in their lowest position at this stage of the season in 26 years.

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