Van Gaal blasts media – ‘It is the third time I’m sacked but I’m still here’

Louis van Gaal has hit out at the press for constantly writing about his future as Manchester United manager.

The Dutchman is under increasing pressure as United continue to trudge along this season with inconsistent performances married with a boring brand of football marring their results.

There has been plenty said and written about van Gaal’s tenure at Old Trafford with suggestions his time could be up this summer, or even before, but the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss insists he remains in the Red Devils hot seat and will continue to fight in order to keep his position at the famous club.

“It is awful and horrible but you can write….It is the third time I am sacked and I am still sitting here,” he told reporters in regards to speculation about his job in the wake of last weekend’s loss to Southampton.

“I am always fighting.”

“It’s your duty as a manager and a player to stand up again and do what you do because that is a professional attitude.”

“It is always like that when you lose a game, certainly in the last minute, that you are fed up.”

“How we have played (against Southampton) is not always the main issue because you can play badly and win.”

“When that happens, you are not so fed up. But we have played very well and lost, like Chelsea away last season, so when that happens you are more fed up than ever.”

United are currently preparing for Friday night’s FA Cup fourth round clash with Derby County at Pride Park.

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