Saying that he did not see any reason to resign, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal gave a positive appraisal of his team’s Monday performance against Chelsea, where a number of near-misses for both sides left the Red Devils drawn 0-0 with the Premier League’s defending champions.

After United’s Saturday defeat at Stoke, Van Gaal intimated that resignation would be something he would discuss with the club’s executive vice chairman, Ed Woodward. After his team earned a point against Chelsea, the under-fire boss struck a more resilient tone, saying the team had applied more pressure than in previous matches yet lacked the luck needed to break through: