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EPL: Van Gaal insists he'll not leave Man United, after Chelsea draw

London: Manchester United embattled manager Louis van Gaal has said that he has the support of his players, insisting that he will not resign from his position despite extending their winless run to eight after a goalless draw against Chelsea.

Manchester United's Dutch manager Louis van Gaal leaves the pitch after the final whistle of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford in Manchester. Pic/AFP
Manchester United's Dutch manager Louis van Gaal leaves the pitch after the final whistle of the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford in Manchester. Pic/AFP

Despite dominating the opponents, the Old Trafford club squandered a host of chances to score which kept them in sixth place in the Premier League table.

Pressure began to mount on the Dutchman manager in the wake of the 2-0 Boxing Day defeat at Stoke. However, Van Gaal insisted that he would battle on after his side performed a lot better than in recent times, which also saw goalkeeper David de Gea made a string of vital saves.

Van Gaal said that players were fighting for him and insisted that there was no reason for him to resign if players could deliver such a performance with increasing pressure, the Mirror reported.

United have now scored just 10 goals in their last 14 games in all competitions.

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