Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Robbie Fowler - BY SI­MON MULLOCK

MANCH­ESTER UNITED care­taker boss Ole Gun­nar Sol­sk­jaer has joked that he is ready to boot Liver­pool star Vir­gil van Dijk out of his house as the club look to make the Nor­we­gian’s re­turn to Old Traf­ford per­ma­nent.

Sol­sk­jaer be­came the Dutch­man’s land­lord last year when Van Dijk was look­ing for a place to live, fol­low­ing his £75mil­lion move to An­field, and opted to rent the United man­ager’s empty £4m man­sion just out­side Manch­ester. The ten­ancy meant Sol­sk­jaer was forced to move into the Lowry Ho­tel when he was asked to re­place Jose Mour­inho on a tem­po­rary ba­sis in De­cem­ber.

But his stun­ning im­pact as man­ager is set to land him the job per­ma­nently.

And that means Van Dijk (left) will have to find a new home.

Asked whether he had spo­ken to the Liver­pool de­fender about his liv­ing ar­range­ments ahead of United’s clash against Arse­nal at Old Traf­ford to­day, Sol­sk­jaer joked: “Yeah, he’s evicted.”

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