I'll be at Man Utd next season - Van Gaal

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal defended midfielder Marouane Fellaini after the Belgian threw an arm at Robert Huth in the teams' 1-1 draw against Leicester City, accusing the German of grabbing his player's hair beforehand.

British tabloid The Daily Mirror has reported the Red Devils are planning a bid for the Germany global, as they believe he is the flawless candidate to reinforce their midfield.

Van Gaal has one more season on his contract and is desperate to remain at the helm before retiring. "I prefer to focus on the present, which is what can change my future, and that is trying to win the FA Cup and be in the Champions League next season".

"(Wayne) Rooney, (Michael) Carrick have been champions once, maybe a couple of times.

Van Gaal is trying to protect his legacy now, probably because he knows he's going to be replaced this summer, but he's shown himself up with these remarks. "That's why they hired me and we spoke about it", he told reporters, as quoted in The National. But you have to finish and the last pass has to be better.

"If we are doing so well so far why do I have to change?"

"So there are a lot of positives, but now we are one position less than previous year and that position is very important to the club, the most important position".

Jose Mourinho reportedly earned £30million after his exit from the Stamford Bridge due to a clause that saw him get paid, despite not seeing out the remainder of his newly signed 4-year deal.

"I don't think you can say that we haven't played at a certain level".

"You have to pay much more, you have to pay also the agents, and then you have the player himself. I [wanted] to sign for two years, they want three years, not I", he said.

Van Gaal has experience of winning a league title with an unfashionable club having led AZ Alkmaar to the Eredivisie crown in 2009.

Manchester United are back in the hunt for Real Madrid star Toni Kroos. "Also the pressure of the transfer of players is less and also the pressure on the players to perform is less".

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