It is both as a fan full of eager anticipation and a manager itching to return to work that Laurent Blanc will take his seat at Old Trafford tomorrow evening when Manchester United face Paris Saint-Germain.
"They were talking about bigger names and more experienced coaches, but I don't think anybody could have come in and done any better".
"He doesn't need to change clubs for this".
Asked if this was a fortnight which could define his hopes of landing the United job full-time, Solskjaer said that was too simplistic.
Of the other men to follow Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes failed to do either, while Louis van Gaal was too keen to talk about his own philosophy and previous achievements, rather than those of the club, during two boring seasons in charge. Rashford, prove to me that you are a real Mancunian.
One needed only to witness the buoyancy in training on Monday (Tuesday NZT), when United opened their doors for half an hour - double the usual 15 minutes that is allotted - to recognise this is a team and club who have their mojo back.
"We're missing Antonio [Valencia] and Matteo [Darmian] - they're the two that are not available", the Man Utd official website quote him as saying. "And I think I don't really want to talk about the result, but we want to score perhaps more than one [goal]". He needs to play with a good mindset and to be positive. If there was ever a time to go into big games, it's now.
And PSG coach Tuchel told TF1's Telefoot on Sunday morning: "There is no good news this morning". However, Solskjaer would have his first big test tonight, as his team faces one of the most unsafe teams in Europe.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has yet to taste defeat since his appointment in December and will be high on confidence ahead of the meeting with PSG in the Champions League.