Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has blasted reporters over their rumours that he was considering the idea of leaving Old Trafford this month.
A number of media outlets have mentioned that the under-fire manager issued a verbal resignation to chief executive Ed Woodward following their 1-0 defeat to Southampton.
However, Van Gaal has come out to play down the speculation by insisting that the reporters make up the stories and he is the one who has to come out and answer the questions.
“I have not mentioned [quitting] ever. You make your own stories, and then I have to answer. I am not doing that,” he is quoted by Sky Sports.
“I think it is awful and horrible that you can write, and then I have to answer questions on those stories. People are believing those stories, and I am very concerned that people are believing it. I receive lots of calls and messages.”
His job has been under scrutiny over the past few months with United suffering up a number of disappointing results as the squad struggles to find goals.
The Red Devils now find themselves fifth in the Premier League table, five points away from Tottenham Hotspur, as they continue their chase for a top four finish.
They will face Derby County in the FA Cup Fourth Round on Friday night before hosting Stoke City in the league next Tuesday.