“We have lost the fourth game, so you have to wait and see”.
Speculation swirled around Old Trafford earlier this week that Van Gaal was about to be sacked and replaced by Jose Mourinho.
Van Gaal has resigned from six of his eight jobs, while being sacked twice and he hinted that he could quit rather than ending his tenure in management with being fired.
“The media are writing things that are not happening at Manchester United”.
United have strayed disappointingly far from the aggressive, attacking style of play they personified under the tutelage of Sir Alex Ferguson so far this season, and many fans and former players have voiced their belief that the club may do better with someone else at the helm.
It’s been a miserable season for Manchester United’s under-performing players who were defeated by Stoke City on Saturday.
Asked if executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward should come out and say Van Gaal is safe, the Dutchman replied: “No. People are saying that to me [within the club]”.
And following his sides 2-0 defeat at Stoke on Saturday thanks to first-half goals from Bojan Krkic and Marko Arnautovic, Van Gaal’s future is surely hanging in the balance.
Van Gaal’s decision to leave Wayne Rooney on the bench did not pay off, with Stoke dictating play in the first half while United laboured to try to create chances.
“Memphis Depay’s header is the worst diving header I’ve ever seen”, said Yorke. It can turn around quickly and if we get a good win then the feeling comes back.
Van Gaal, who succeeded David Moyes in the summer of 2014, said the club had backed him “all the time” but added: “We have lost so there is a new situation”. They put in a pathetic performance in the first half.
In his absence, club legend and assistant manager Ryan Giggs reportedly took charge of the session ahead of Monday’s Chelsea clash at home.
The 26-year-old netted with an impressive effort from outside the penalty area as his side recorded a 2-0 win over Louis van Gaal’s visitors at the Britannia Stadium. “You can say I have failed if you like, but I don’t think it’s like that”, he said. “I thought we were excellent today, on the front foot from the start, and we should have scored more goals really”.