United boss Van Gaal: you will see me next year

7 Days in Dubai - - SPORT -

Manch­ester United man­ager Louis van Gaal has stressed he will re­main at Old Traf­ford next sea­son.

There is in­creas­ing spec­u­la­tion that for­mer Chelsea boss Jose Mour­inho will be in charge of the Red Devils when the 2016-17 cam­paign be­gins but Dutch boss Van Gaal has in­sisted: “Next year you will see me again.”

The 64-year-old told sev­eral UK news­pa­pers he fully in­tends to hon­our the three-year deal he agreed with United in 2014 and stated that he was going nowhere. He said: “I knew it would be like this. That’s why they hired me and we spoke about it. “We al­ways knew that the process would take three years. I wanted to sign only for two years. The club wanted me to sign for three years, not me. I signed for three years - so next year you will see me again.

“Ev­ery week for six months I have been ‘sacked’ - and yet I am still here. But this has hap­pened to me at ev­ery club I have been at.”

Van Gaal’s side still re­main in con­tention to fin­ish in the top four in the Premier League and will take on Crys­tal Palace in the FA Cup fi­nal later this month.

He added: “I am a re­al­is­tic man and so I only speak about facts.

“I can’t say again ‘if, if’. The facts count and the fact is we are in the FA Cup fi­nal.”

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