EPL : Van Gaal walks out of news conference
Under-pressure Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal answered only three questions before walking out of a news conference on Wednesday.
The 64-year-old Dutchman was unhappy at being asked about his future following speculation that he could be sacked.
The media briefing, ahead of Saturday’s game at Stoke, lasted only five minutes before Van Gaal’s departure.
The former Netherlands boss said he had only turned up to speak to journalists because of Premier League rules.
As he left, he told the reporters: “I wish you a merry Christmas and maybe also a happy new year when I see you. Enjoy the wine and a mince pie. Goodbye.”
United are without a win in six games, having lost their last three matches to Wolfsburg, Bournemouth and Norwich.
Van Gaal was in an angry mood from the moment he took his seat in the media room at the club’s training ground in Carrington.
“Has anybody in this room not a feeling to apologise to me? That’s what I’m wondering,” he responded after being asked about Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger’s earlier claim that speculation about Van Gaal’s future had been “disrespectful”.
The news conference lasted only four minutes and 58 seconds in total.
Van Gaal, who has also managed Ajax, Barcelona and Bayern Munich, is halfway through his three-year Old Trafford contract.
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Source : BBC Sports