Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has hinted that he could resign before he is sacked by Manchester United after leading the Reds to another defeat at the Britannia on Saturday against Stoke City.
The manager who reacted negatively to the 2-0 defeat by Stoke which has now put their Premier League title challenge in danger of collapsing before the turn of the year.
The Manchester United boss was asked whether he feared he would be sacked and he said he could “quit by myself” after Stoke City condemned his side to a fourth straight defeat to extend the winless streak to seven games.
“That is something I discuss with [executive vice-chairman] Ed Woodward not you,” Van Gaal told a media conference after the game.
“It is not always the club that has to fire or sack me.”
“Sometimes I do that by myself, but I am the one who wants to speak first with the board of Manchester United and my members of staff and my players, not with you.”
“I have received [the club’s backing] all the time but we have lost so there is a new situation.
“I feel the support of my players and my board. The fans will be disappointed but that is logical after four defeats.” Van Gaal said as quoted on BBC Sports.
Quick goals from Bojan Krkic and Marko Arnautovic made the difference on Saturday as United struggled to create chances as they tried to work their way back into the match in the second half.
United’s miserable run has seen them dumped out of the Champions League at the group stage and slip out of the top four in the Premier League.