Jose Mourinho wants to join a new club in the summer after “reading and listening to a few lies” about his future.
Van Gaal has a year of his United deal remaining but speculation continues over his future during a disappointing season at Old Trafford.
On Mourinho’s side, the three-time Premier League winner has said he is hopeful of a summer return having turned down a number of offers since leaving Chelsea after a poor title defence.
Speaking to Fletch and Sav on BT Sport, the 53-year-old said: “I was Iucky enough to have good options since I left Chelsea in December.
“Yes I was lucky enough to have not just options but good options but I made a decision to wait calm in my corner, not disturbing, just waiting, reading a few lies, listen to a few lies.
“The reality is that I want to work and normally July, mid-July, new preseason starts and somewhere I want to be there.”