Van Gaal ignoring constant media reports over his supposed Manchester United demise

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal says the club do not need to clarify his position as all the reports are purely media speculation with no basis in fact.
Newspaper stories have suggested that Jose Mourinho is taking over at Old Trafford in the summer.

Asked if the club should declare their backing publicly for the Dutchman, Van Gaal said: “I do not agree they need to make a statement.

“I’ve said it many times that a lot of the media is inventing stories and you don’t have to respond to invented stories.”

When quizzed on his belief that the stories were invented from nothing, he answered “yes”.

Sky Sports understand United remain happy with their manager, who has a contract until 2017, and Van Gaal says his relationship with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward is so strong he couldn’t imagine his employers had courted Mourinho.

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