Solskjaer said that he text Sir Alex after getting the United job in that interview and now the 45-year-old has revealed the message he received back. After a poor and boring start to the season the club are on an eight game winning run, have beaten both Arsenal and Spurs away in that run, and are close to a place in the top four.
"So whatever happens, happens, but it'll be good to get the window closed so we can just focus on matters, the squad and improving the ones who stay here".
Solskjaer faces hard selection decisions on Tuesday night after Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez made the most of the opportunity when they were recalled to the starting line-up at Arsenal. That result made it eight wins out of eight matches since caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was appointed in December. "Whatever trophy you win, you have just got to enjoy it".
"But, then again, it's not up to me to discuss whatever anyone else says, I am just saying that we here at this club, we are looking to win trophies".
Regardless of how and when Solskjaer's winning streak ends, we shouldn't turn on the manager in any way, as what he has already achieved is an accomplishment in its own right.
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Without Herrera there would be so much less of the control in United's midfield that has allowed them to give their forward players the room in which to revel.
However, Manchester United will not hurriedly make a decision on a new manager despite the Norwegian's ideal start to life with United.
Parachuted into the Old Trafford dugout after the abrupt exit of Jose Mourinho last month, the 1999 treble hero's work has so far surpassed all expectations. "All my career, I know my job", he said.
During an appearance on talkSPORT, he said: "Pogba has got to get the fans back on side because I know they were turning against him". But of course, the more you win, the more you feel good.
"With or without me, it doesn't really matter because I'm here now as part of that, to prepare the team for next season".
Burnley are United's next opponents and Clarets boss Dyche is wary of facing a rejuvenated outfit on Tuesday, having been impressed by Solskjaer's impact. I think every manager wants to win every game so I don't think that is the point [Pochettino] was making. They are being given a licence to play and we are seeing tremendous performances now'.