Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal expects to stay in charge at Old Trafford at the end of the season even if the club miss out on a top four finish.
Van Gaal’s side have only won nine of their last 26 games across all competitions and were recently knocked out of the Europa League by Liverpool.
The club are currently sixth in the Premier League and will need to win against Manchester City this weekend if they want to close the gap on the teams above them but van Gaal intends stay at Old Trafford for the remainder of his contract.
When questioned over his job, van Gaal said: “I don’t discuss that with you. Why do I have to discuss that with you?
“So every day when we are losing or we are out of the Euro League or another league then you put the question. But why? I have a three-year contract and the process is three years.
“For four months you are writing that I shall be sacked, I have read that. Four months already.”
It’s a bit of bombshell for van Gaal to even suggest he will be United’s next manager next year, especially if we don’t finish in the top four this season. United fans are pretty much collectively against the idea of the Dutchman being in charge for his full three year contract but clearly he sees differently.
Van Gaal has really lost the faith of United fans over the last couple of months but he hasn’t detracted from his own philosophy and is still confident of this ‘three year process’ he speaks of.
We all bought into this process and believed we were working in the right direction but this season has shown us that van Gaal is not the right man to take us forward and the sooner he is replaced the better, even if he disagrees.