Manchester United players have rallied round Louis van Gaal with the Dutchman facing intense speculation regarding his future.
Despite leading his side to FA Cup glory, the Dutchman was faced with tough questions over his position as talks of Jose Mourinho’s imminent arrival gathered pace.
But skipper Wayne Rooney and Daley Blind backed their manager despite his tenure being under huge scrutiny.
When asked about the Mourinho link, Rooney said: “My knowledge about that is nothing at all. That’s a question for Louis van Gaal.
“I don’t want to speak about Louis van Gaal leaving. He’s still our manager and I think it’s a bit unfair after we’ve just won the FA Cup to speak about him as if he isn’t here.
“I think he’s a good manager. I’m grateful he’s helped us win this FA Cup. We’ve had a taste of success now and hopefully that can kick us on to win more.’
Likewise, when Blind was asked whether Van Gaal should remain as manager, he resoundingly replied: “Yes.
“The manager was very happy afterwards, like everybody else. It is the first time I have heard that Jose Mourinho will take over.
“I just hope the manager stays.”