Man Utd manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants 5-a-side pitch built at mansion and applies to council for permissionNovember 15, 2020
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER is taking his work home with him — by applying for a five-a-side football pitch to be built in the grounds of his mansion.
The Manchester United boss has lodged papers with Cheshire council.
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His application is for an astro turf pitch in the back garden — along with a two-metre-high perimeter fence.
A source said: “Ole lives, breathes and sleeps football but you’d think he’s got enough on his plate trying to turn United around.
“Maybe he wants to put in some extra work at home to improve results on the pitch.”
Solskjaer has come under increasing pressure this season after a string of poor results at home.
And he cannot rely on signing his way out of trouble in January with just £20million available — unless he can offload unwanted stars.
Yet that is purely a sign of the financial times, rather than a hint the top brass have totally lost faith in the manager.
The Covid-19 crisis has cost the club over £70m.
That means Solskjaer is unlikely to get his wish of bringing in a left-sided centre-back in the next window, unless he can find a cut-price and proven Premier League performer.
Insiders now believe Solskjaer will keep his powder dry until summer.
United sit 14th in the league, having beaten Everton 3-1 in their last match.
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