Louis van Gaal could quit Manchester United even with Chelsea win

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Louis van Gaal's reign as Manchester United boss could come to an end today - even with a win against Chelsea.

The Dutchman is on the brink after four straight defeats - and a fifth against the Blues, which would represent the club's worst run in more than 70 years - would mean the end of his time in charge at Old Trafford.

However, according to the Telegraph, there's a chance he could walk regardless of the result.

The Times claim, in a report this morning, that Van Gaal has already offered to walk after their disastrous run of form, and has privately conceded that he is losing the battle to win over his squad.

Now the Telegraph has gone one step further and report that he will go through on his quit threat even if the Red Devils scrap to a win against Chelsea.

They say Ed Woodward has urged the former Bayern Munich man to tough it out, but he has serious doubts over his ability to complete his three-year contract that expires at the end of next season. 

There were reports that Van Gaal had lost his job over the weekend when Ryan Giggs turned up before him to take training, however the veteran manager arrived later following a meeting with Woodward and oversaw the session himself.

Jose Mourinho remains in pole position to replace Van Gaal if he should leave, although Pep Guardiola remains a target despite reports that he has agreed to join Manchester City. Mourinho's agent, Jorge Mendes, insists he's had no contact with anyone at Old Trafford, and says the Special One won't rush back into management.

Right now he’s in Brazil, we'll see what happens when he gets back," Mendes told Sky Sport. "At the moment we haven't been talking about England, Spain or Italy. "He only needs to be calm and not worry about anything - he's the best manager in the world."

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