Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has joked that he will kick Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk out of his house as he closes in on getting the Red Devils’ manager’s job on a permanent basis.
Solskjaer has been unable to return to his Cheshire mansion after being appointed as United’s caretaker boss in December because van Dijk has been living there. After winning 14 of his first 17 games in charge of United, Solskjaer seems almost certain to get the United job permanently. Solskjaer joked that he is planning to kick van Dijk out. He said: ‘Yeah, he’s evicted!’
The Norwegian lived in the £4million, five-bedroom property while he was a Manchester United player, and put it on the market after he returned to Norway to manage Molde. Solskjaer put the property up for sale a couple of years ago but couldn’t find a buyer, with van Dijk moving in instead. The 3.4 acre property includes a media room, a utility room, a storeroom/AV room, a first-floor study area, a master bedroom with a dressing room and en-suite bathroom, four further bedrooms, a garage, a brick outbuilding with a pool room, a dark room and a gym.
In addition, there is also an extensive rear garden and a front paddock with stables. Solskjaer has been living at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester since taking charge but is seeking a more permanent arrangement. United’s superb Champions League comeback against Paris Saint-Germain looks to have secured Solskjaer the job permanently, and he will also be determined to guide the club to a top four finish in the Premier League. Solskjaer’s side are back in league action on Sunday when they face Arsenal away.