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Louis van Gaal reacts to reports Jose Mourinho has been approached for Man United job

Louis van Gaal has dismissed reports that Manchester United have held talks with Jose Mourinho about replacing the Dutchman as manager.

Mourinho was sacked by Chelsea in December and has been constantly linked to the Old Trafford post while United have toiled under Van Gaal.

Speculation earlier this week claimed that United officials had contacted Mourinho’s representatives about coming on board at the end of the season.

And the Special One added fuel to the fire by admitting that he will return to management soon, strongly suggesting that it would be in the Premier League.

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But Van Gaal has described the reports as “nonsense” and insisted that such rumours are merely a frustrating part of being a football manager in the modern day.

Van Gaal is quoted by BBC Sport as saying: “When there is such nonsense written about me, I cannot believe there is already a relationship between Jose Mourinho and United.

“I cannot believe that [reports about Mourinho] because I have seen what is happening in the past two months and it was difficult for me, my wife, kids, grandchildren and friends to cope with that.

“It is the football world nowadays. It is a pity but it is like that.”

Van Gaal’s Red Devils have won their last two games and travel to Mourinho’s former club Chelsea in the Premier League today, hoping to close the gap on the top four.

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