Louis van Gaal does ‘not believe’ Manchester United have spoken to Jose Mourinho

source: vavel

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he cannot believe rumours that his employers have been in talks with Jose Mourinho in the last few weeks.

Van Gaal has been under immense pressure since December 2015, with that month presenting one of the worst in United’s recent history, embarrassing losses and unwanted records broken game after game.

Highly regarded organisations like the BBC reported that the club have been in talks with Jose Mourinho about taking over from Louis van Gaal, with former-VAVEL writer David Amoyal, working for Di Marzio, suggesting that Mourinho would prefer to join in summer.

Van Gaal has nonsensed the claims, as many assumed he would, as well as being adamant that reports of employing guards at his house are false too.

The Dutchman says that “the last two months have been very difficult for my wife, my kids, my grandchildren and my friends to cope with.”

However, Van Gaal he “can cope” and those “in the Netherlands” know that van Gaal is “too arrogant to doubt myself, but I also know that such a nonsense is being created about me.”

Most importantly, Van Gaal assured reporters that stories of Mourinho discussing a potential job with Manchester United are false.

“I do not believe that there is already a relationship between Jose Mourinho and Manchester United,” the 64-year-old said.

United have been in better form recently, with a 3-0 victory against Stoke City, who were poor, looking more like ‘the old ways’ under Sir Alex Ferguson at United.

Before that, they comfortably beat Derby County 3-1 in the FA Cup Fourth Round and captain Wayne Rooney has scored seven goals in his last seven games.

Van Gaal suggested that United could be considered back in the title race should they beat champions Chelsea on Sunday afternoon, however they are currently 13 points off league leaders Leicester City and five points off Arsenal.

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