Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has dismissed claims that the club is already in talks with Jose Mourinho.
The BBC and Manchester Evening News reported on Friday that discussions have taken place between representatives of both parties.
As per Mail, Mourinho, who left Chelsea in December, is not enjoying being out of work and that a return is on the horizon.
But Van Gaal, whose contract expires next year, does not believe that the Portuguese is being lined up as the next United boss.
“There has been such nonsense created about me,” Louis Van Gaal was quoted as saying in several newspapers.
“I don’t believe there is already a relationship between Jose Mourinho and Manchester United because I have seen what has happened here over the last two months.
“It has been very difficult for me, for my wife, for my kids, for my grandchildren and for my friends to cope with that. But it is the football world these days.
“I never had doubts but it is still remarkable that after the four defeats in a row we have started to win.
“I hope it has given the fans the stimulus to now believe in the manager.”
The Dutchman has overseen a Manchester United revival in recent weeks – with three wins and two draws from their last six league games.
“The aim here is still the same – to qualify for the Champions League and to finish one step higher than last year, so third place,” Van Gaal added.
“Leicester have opened a big gap from us but it is still possible.
“We are in a very good mood. Winning puts you in a good mood. It is very important to be there in April, five points or less from the top.
“There is light at the end of the tunnel. Phil Jones is coming back, Marcos Rojo is coming back, Antonio Valencia is coming back.
“We have managed to survive and we are only five points behind the top four. That isn’t bad.”