Van Gaal: I never offered my Manchester United resignation

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has denied claims he offered to resign from his post at Old Trafford.

Reports suggest that the Dutchman recently told executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward he was prepared to step down from the role halfway into the three-year deal he signed in the summer of 2014.

However, van Gaal has played down such talk by insisting that the support he receives from Woodward and the board is strong, although filled with pressure, while making clear that he is working hard to turn things around for the Red Devils.

“I have not mentioned that, ever,” he told reporters.

“(Woodward’s support) is fantastic of course, but that also gives you a lot of pressure.”

“When the board has such confidence, the pressure is much higher than when they say it is the last game.”

“When your confidence is not so high, you can fight against it.”

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