Louis van Gaal Needs Manchester United To Beat Arsenal To Keep Job

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Feb 28, 2016 07:00 AM EST
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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal watches warm ups before a 2016 Premier League match."

Louis van Gaal is skating on thin ice right now. The Manchester United manager is fighting for his job as the losses pile up for his club. This week saw United get two wins which help van Gaal's case to remain with the team, but the game that could determine his future with Manchester United comes Sunday as the team takes on Arsenal in a Premier League matchup.

Reports have been flying that Manchester United is looking to fire Louis Van Gaal and hire Jose Mourinho in his place according to ESPNFC.com. Van Gaal is struggling to turn things around for Manchester United and it could get worse in the matchup against Arsenal. Regardless of the losses piling up, van Gaal does not want to hear any talk about Mourinho signing on to lead the team. 

"[Mourinho] has said things a number of times with a lot of words," Van Gaal said. "But he does not have to tell me anything. I find the whole thing ridiculous. No, I don't want United to do something either. I don't even want them to react to things which I read in the media or which are being created. We, the club and I, are not going to help the media right now by denying things. I think what is happening is an absolute scandal."

The media has not been kind of van Gaal and Manchester United. The team continues to struggle in winable games. Injuries are not happening the team as players like Wayne Rooney, Will Keane and David De Gea sit out with issues. United is coming off a win over Shrewsbury and a revenge win against Midtjylland. Van Gaal noted that the locker room is certainly happier than it has been in the past few weeks and that could help in the next Premier League matchup.

"I have never seen the dressing room quite so happy and relaxed," van Gaal said, via The Guardian. "Not only the players who played, but those on the bench and those who are injured, they were all laughing and talking with each other and happy. It has been quite a long time since that happened."

Regardless of all of the loss and all of the media rumors, van Gaal stressed that he will never quit on United. Despite the media tension, the manager has no plans of stepping down from his role with Manchester United and if he is gone, it will be because he is fired and nothing else.

"I have signed a three-year contract here," van Gaal said, via The Mirror. "It's a process, not one game, and I want to continue until the end. When I'm not willing to do that, I don't think I would have started here one-and-a-half years ago."

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