There were reports this week that van Gaal would see out the final year of his contract at Man United as a director of football.
This would open the door for Jose Mourinho, sacked by Chelsea earlier this term, to take on the role of manager from next season. But United have no intention of making such a move.
Van Gaal has overseen an awful campaign at United in which his side have only mustered a fifth-placed finish in the Premier League, although they could end it on a high note with victory in the FA Cup final on Saturday.
Mourinho is known to have demanded total authority at the clubs he has managed and their different personalities might have clashed. If United are to bring a world-class boss like Mourinho in, they would be wise to give him what he wants.