Van Gaal does not fear Manchester United axe

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal insists there is no chance of him leaving the club before his contract expires.

The Dutch manager also vowed to bring Champions League football back to Old Trafford in that time.

Van Gaal made the comments despite a mixed start to his Manchester United managerial career – including a humiliating 4-0 cup defeat.

However, he has revealed that he does not harbour any fears that his job could be at risk at any stage.

“I didn’t have to come here to Manchester United. They asked me,” he said.

“And I will take United back into the Champions League yes, but not at once.

“There is a trajectory and a process of three years. I have signed a three-year contract. Believe me, I shall finish that.”

Manchester United face Everton this weekend hoping to close in on the top four places.

But they will have to do it without captain Wayne Rooney who misses the game through suspension.