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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal stormed out of a press conference Wednesday after responding to rumors of him getting sacked.
Media in England has been speculating wildly that van Gaal is on his way out from Old Trafford and that United is looking to bring in Jose Mourinho to replace him. Van Gaal went on a five minute rant before storming out of the room.
“Has anybody in this room not a feeling to apologise to me? That’s what I’m wondering,” van Gaal said. “I think I was already sacked, I read. I have been sacked. My colleague (Mourinho) was here already.
“What do you think happens with my wife or my kids? Or with my grandchildren? Or with the fans of Manchester United? Or my friends? What do you think? They have called me a lot of times and also Arsene Wenger is saying something about that.
“So you think that I want to talk with the media now. I am here only because of the Premier League rules. I have to talk with you. But I can only see when I say something that you use my words in your context. And I want to say only I have tried to lift the confidence of my players. I have done everything this week.
“I held meetings with the players with my members of staff, I hold a Christmas lunch, I did a speech and I feel the warmth and support of everybody in Carrington, this AON training complex.
“But I didn’t feel that in the media and of course I can imagine that you can write about that subject. We are not in a good position but four weeks ago we were first in the PL and in four weeks’ time we can be back in that position again.”
United takes on Stoke City on the road on Boxing Day.