Van Gaal: No need for me to resign

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has said that there is no reason for him to step down from his current post. 

Van Gaal has come under immense pressure after United were knocked out of the Champions League and have gone winless for eight consecutive games in all competitions, which includes their 0-0 draw with Chelsea on Monday. 

However, Van Gaal reiterated that he will not resign and added that his side were “dominant” during their clash with the Blues even though the scoreline doesn’t suggest it. 

"For me it's not an interesting subject because I cannot have any influence on that, I can only work on my players," he told BT Sport

"You've seen they're fighting for me and have given a good performance. Even after this result, the fans were applauding, so I can't say I'm very much concerned. You never know in football but I have full confidence in the board.

"When the players can give such a performance with this pressure then there is not any reason to resign. I shall not do that. I have a contract, it's not a question of staying, it's fulfilling my contract."

The 64-year-old revealed that this is not the first time there have been calls for him to step down as he endured the same treatment when he was the manager of Ajax. 

Van Gaal also believes that if United were to go on a winning streak, all the criticism aimed at him and the team will stop. 

"It happens too much, it's not the first time [being written off]," he said. "My first year as a manager [with Ajax] was much tougher, they yelled every week against me. Then I won the UEFA Cup and it stopped.

"People are still applauding. Not everyone but the most important thing is that the players can do what they've done today and the fans can be satisfied."