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Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal (left) gives his captain Rooney a firm handshake after the Manchester Derby at Old Trafford. PHOTO/EFE

Manchester United manager, Louis van Gaal (left) gives his captain Rooney a firm handshake after the Manchester Derby at Old Trafford. PHOTO/EFE

LONDON, December 24- Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney declared on Thursday that he and his team-mates are “fighting” to save the job of embattled manager Louis van Gaal.

British media reports claim Van Gaal is on the brink of the sack after a run of six games without victory and he stormed out of his weekly press conference on Wednesday after criticising the speculation about his job.

But despite rumours of discord over his methods within the United dressing room, Rooney says that the players are firmly behind the manager.

“We’re fighting for the manager and trying to get results to turn this around,” Rooney told Sky Sports.

“You have a lot of people talking about things they believe are happening, when in reality the people writing that stuff don’t know anything that’s happening.”

United slipped to fifth in the Premier League last weekend after losing 2-1 at home to promoted Norwich City — their third defeat in succession in all competitions.

They visit Stoke City on Saturday before welcoming champions Chelsea to Old Trafford on December 28.

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