The Red Devil handler furiously asked the pressmen some rhetorical questions
“Has anybody in this room not a feeling to apologise to me?” Van Gaal said. “That’s what I am wondering.
“I think I was already sacked I have read. Or have been sacked. Or that my colleague [Jose Mourinho] was here already.
“What do you think that happens with my wife or with my kids, or with my grandchildren, or with the fans of Manchester United or with my friends? What do you think?
“They have called me, a lot of times, and also Arsene Wenger is saying something about that.
“Do you think I want to talk with the media now? I am here only because of the Premier League rules. I have to talk with you. But I can only see that when I talk to you that you put it in your context.”
Van Gaa, who later walked out of the conference ahead of the match with Stoke City, requested that the media say sorry to him for reporting that his sacking was imminent.
The Club’s captain, Wayne Rooney, however, insists the under-fired coach has the players fully support.
He told Sky Sports News: “You have a lot of people talking about things that they believe are happening. But, in reality, the people who are writing that stuff don’t really know anything.
“We are working hard and fighting for the manager to try to get results and turn the season around.”
Rooney conceded, however, that United’s recent performances have been below par with the captain himself scoring just twice this season at a career-worst average of one every 570 minutes in the Premier League.
“The last few weeks the results haven’t been great for us and it’s frustrating and as a player it’s hard to deal with. We have to be strong and get through it and get the results we need,” he added.
“It’s normal that confidence is a bit lower and we need to try to lift it as we’ve got some tough games coming up and we need to be at our best.
“As a group of players we know we can do better and we regularly have meetings with the players, myself and the other senior players in the squad, and the manager as well. We are all working together to find the best solution to try to win football matches.”
The inability of Manchester United to secure a win from six consecutive matches in all competitions which leaves them at fifth position on the Premier League table and out of Champions League has attracted speculations that the club’s manager will soon be replaced with former Chelsea Boss.