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Premier League: Louis Van Gaal did not offer his resignation following defeat to Southampton

Manchester United's under fire manager Louis Van Gaal did not offer to resign at the weekend, despite widespread reports to the contrary.

United were beaten 1-0 at Old Trafford by Southampton on Saturday to leave them five points behind Tottenham in fourth place.

Following the match it was widely reported that the Dutchman had discussed resigning with United chief Ed Woodward, before flying bac to his native country to celebrate his daughter's birthday.

The United players were given a day off on Monday but are back in training today with Van Gaal.

It has also been reported that Woodward met with senior figures at the club as well as senior players to discuss the club's current situation.

With the likes of Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho potentially available to the club, speculation has been growing that Van Gaal's time at the club could be coming to an end.

The performances on the pitch have also come under increasing scrutiny, with United registering just one shot on target on Saturday.

They were booed off by home fans at the final whistle and Van Gaal admitted that his side's performances have not been good enough.

United face Derby in the FA Cup on Friday, having already been knocked out of the League Cup and being eliminated from the Champions League at the group stages.

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