The Dutchman has seen his position at the Theatre of Dreams come under increasing pressure in recent months following a mixed set of results and a perceived bland style of play.
However, Van Gaal is confident that he will still be in charge next season, having been persuaded to sign a three-year contract rather than the two years he was looking for.
"Of course I knew how hard this job would be," he is quoted as saying by the Daily Star. "That is why they hired me and we have spoken about that. Also, we have a process of three years. I wanted to sign for two years, they wanted three years – not me. I signed for three years, so next year you see me again.
"You can never say that. I have respect for the results of Leicester City but I can only speak about facts. And the facts are that, before our injuries, we were first in the league. You can't deny that. That is a fact.
"After that, especially in December when all my full-backs were injured, I had to solve that and I couldn't solve that problem. Now, we are again in a good run and we don't have as many injuries any more. So that run is also a consequence of that. One section of the media has had me sacked for six months – and I am still here."