Following reports that Louis van Gaal has offered to resign on a number of occasions over the past few months, the Manchester United manager has denied any truth to these rumours.

I have not mentioned that, ever. I am always fighting. I have signed a three-year contract here. It’s a process, not one game, and I want to continue until the end. When I’m not willing to do that, I don’t think I would have started here one-and-a-half years ago.

When I have signed for clubs, I have always spoken a long time with the CEO or with the owners, not only at United, but also at Bayern Munich and Barcelona, and I have the faith that they always support me. But that gives more pressure to you, because you must fulfil the expectations they have of you.

Of course we can fulfil those expectations. We are now only halfway. Now I cannot lose any more, because then I am condemned for the fourth time that I have been sacked. Then maybe you will have written the truth, because sometimes it happens.