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Video - Van Gaal insists he will not quit as Man Utd boss

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Van Gaal determined to fight on at United
Van Gaal determined to fight on at United

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has insisted he will not resign as the club's manager after his side's 0-0 draw with Chelsea.

The United boss was booed by sections of the Old Trafford crowd at the end of his side's latest goal less stalemate - their sixth in their last 14 matches - but he insisted he was not ready to step aside any time soon.

"When the players can give such a performance with a lot of pressure, there is not any reason to resign for me," he told BT Sports.

"Will I resign? On the contrary. Maybe the media wants me to but I shall not resign. It's not a question of staying, it's a question of fulfilling my contract."

Here is his interview with BT Sport in full:

It was a challenging night for Van Gaal on so many levels, just a couple of days after he suggested he may be ready to quit as United manager.

This was the reaction of United fans as Van Gaal emerged for the match against Chelsea, with polite applause coming his way from the Old Trafford faithful.

That eagerness to remain positive had evaporated by the end of another 0-0 draw, yet Van Gaal clearly expects to remain in charge for United's next game against Swansea on January 2nd.

Clearly, the lack of goals is a major concern for United, with this statistical breakdown of their attacking play in recent years making for grim reading for Van Gaal.

This was the view of Chelsea boss Guus Hiddink, who was satisfied with his side's performance, even though they remain just three points away from the relegation positions at the bottom of the table.