Video - Louis van Gaal loses his cool after Chelsea draw
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal described his side's performance in the 1-1 draw at Chelsea as "sparkling" before he turned his annoyance on a reporter in his post match press briefing.
Jose Mourinho continues to be linked with the Dutchman's job, but in the wake of the 1-1 draw at Chelsea which did little to boost his side's top-four hopes, Van Gaal hit out at a reporter's provocative question.
When it was suggested the the club are trying to replace him with Mourinho, Van Gaal offered this feisty response.
"You have spoken with (United's executive vice-chairman) Ed Woodward?" asked the Man Utd boss.
"Why do they have to deny? I don't interfere neither (sic). Why do the club have to deny it when you are creating stories. Okay, okay, so you haven't spoken to Ed Woodward or (United's owners) the Glazers, so you are inventing this story.
"I don't have to answer this question."
Addressing a reporter, he said: "You are getting the sack tomorrow. What is your name? Then I can announce the name also. (You can) look at your wife, or maybe you have children, or a nephew or something like that.
Watch the clip of the incident below:
Van Gaal was in no mood to enjoy the jousts with the media, as he suggested the constant comparisons with the Alex Ferguson era are misplaced.
"Maybe you forget the first years of Fergie," he said, referring to the slow start Ferguson endured as United boss. "Then you have to study statistics," he added.