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Van Gaal officially confirms: “I’m leaving the club tomorrow”, Giggs already leading today’s training

Under-fire Manchester United boss Louis Van Gaal has hinted that he could possibly walk away from the Old Trafford hotseat before his employers dropped the axe on his head.

Speaking to a SkySports reporter immediately after seeing his side suffer a humiliating fourth consecutive loss at the hands of Stoke City, Van Gaal suggested that being sacked by his bosses was not the only way he could leave his job. Rather, the Dutchman said that, “It is not always the club that has to sack me. Sometimes I do it by myself. I am the one who wants to speak first.”

Ryan Giggs only fueled LVG sacking rumours when he took today’s training.

Van Gaal has been under massive pressure ever since he joined the 20 time English champions, but never before has the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach been subject to so much constant stress. United’s performances this season have been woeful to say the least, but towards the start of the season, the Red Devils were able to snatch results, due to which the manager’s position was never under that much scrutiny.

Now though, the tables have turned and United have not won a football match in more than one month. They have also lost their last four matches in the Premier League, which is one of their worst slumps in the last few decades.

Van Gaal’s interaction with the media following the Stoke game was always going to be tetchy no matter what the result. This was because of the outburst that United boss broke into earlier on in the week where he criticized the media for disrespecting him.

Van Gaal cut a forlorn figure in the post-Stoke press conference as he said, “It is getting more difficult because I am also part of the four defeats we have, so people are looking at me and I have to deal with that.”

The United boss continued to add his opinions about the speculation that is swirling around his future by saying, “For me, it is much more important what people are saying to me in private than public, but I don’t say what [he’s been told] because it is not any of your business. I can also quit by myself but that is something I speak with Ed Woodward and not with you. That is also something I don’t have to say.’ We will have to wait and see, but I think so.”

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