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Paddy Crerand says reporters are 'guessing' about those Mourinho/Van Gaal rumours

It is not the first time that the former player has castigated claims surrounding a high-profile Old Trafford exit.

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MANCHESTER UNITED LEGEND Paddy Crerand has hit out journalists’ claims that Jose Mourinho is set to replace Louis van Gaal as Manchester United manager.

Speaking on BBC Radio Five Live on the same show as Dan Roan — one of the journalists who reported that Van Gaal is set to get the boot — Crerand dismissed claims that the veteran Dutch coach was on the brink of exiting Old Trafford, citing Ed Woodward’s post-Cup-final hug of the Manchester United boss as supposed evidence that the manager’s sacking was unlikely.

“Where do you they get these stories from? Do they make them up?” Crerand asked, adding that he thinks Van Gaal will still be Man United manager next season.

“I get the daily newspapers and look at the date and think: ‘Is that the date?’ — and if it is that date, that’s the closest they get to the truth.”

Crerand then implored Roan to reveal his sources, claiming he was “guessing” about Van Gaal’s future.

It is not the first time that the former player has castigated claims surrounding a high-profile Old Trafford exit — back in 2013, Crerand also dismissed newspaper reports about Alex Ferguson’s retirement as Man United manager shortly before it was confirmed that the Scot had stepped down.

h/t Balls

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