Louis van Gaal clashes with reporter over Jose Mourinho stories

by Sam Peoples

Louis van Gaal and the Press Association’s Rob Harris clashed in the press room after Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea.

The Dutchman didn’t take very kindly to Harris’ tone and assumptions regarding the Mourinho rumours, van Gaal’s future at the club and what he thought of the club trying to replace him (it should be noted that at this stage nothing has been confirmed with regards to this).

It’s not the first time van Gaal has had a disagreement with a reporter this season and we don’t expect it to be the last. Here’s the full transcript of what was said, you can make up your own mind on it:

Q: “Although you dropped points, the performances are improving. Do you think that is important while the club are trying to replace you that you are put in the performances that show you might be value to the club?”

LVG: You have spoken with Ed Woodward?

– Well the club aren’t denying it

LVG: “Why do they have to deny? I don’t interfere neither. Why do the club have to deny it when you are creating stories?”

– I don’t know if you know what I write.

LVG: “OK, OK, so you haven’t spoken to Ed Woodward or the Glazers, so you are inventing this story. I don’t have to answer this question and I shall repeat myself every week. Now I have to say that you are getting the sack tomorrow. What is your name? Then I can announce the name also.”

Here is the video.

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