Louis van Gaal says it is none of the media’s business whether or not he plans to retire as Manchester United boss in the summer.
The Dutchman has 18 months to run on his contract and United have flatly denied meeting Pep Guardiola to discuss the position.
“I don’t think that the press have to help me with my decisions,” he said.
“First they have sacked me and now they are interfering with my future. I don’t think I have to answer this question.”
Asked whether speculation over his future might affect United’s squad, he said: “Until now, I haven’t seen that.
“I have a relationship with the players and that’s the most important thing.”
“What is happening in the media is a different world. Not everything that the media is writing, I’m sorry to say, is true.”