But there were elements to Sir Alex Ferguson ’s man-management style that he did disagree with.
The Red Devils boss goes into today’s crunch clash with Arsenal at Old Trafford with some real selection dilemmas.
In attack, he has to choose between Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani up front.
While in midfield, Paul Pogba is fighting for a place in the team with Scott McTominay and Fred.
Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal are expected to set up with a 3-4-3 system, and that could affect Solskjaer’s thinking.
However, he also has United’s fixture list to think about with a Champions League trip to Turkey to play Istanbul Basaksehir followed by a game against Everton at Goodison Park next Saturday.
Solskjaer was asked about what his technique is for letting a player know he’s not playing one game but will be important for the next one in the way Sir Alex used to.
He told United’s official website : “Well of course I’ve probably been on the end of that more than anyone about being on the bench!
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“[Smiles] Of course the gaffer was fantastic when you sat down for the one-to-one chats with him. I remember many of them.
“Some reasons and excuses I didn’t particularly agree with but he was fantastic at making you feel involved and that’s the part with us too; everyone is going to be important, be it from the first minute, the last minute, this game, the next game.
“We’ve got a week now, well six days, Sunday, Wednesday, Saturday with three massive games before the international break and everyone knows that they’ll be called upon.”
Solskjaer will make the most of his bench today against Arsenal, as he added: “The thing is it doesn’t matter who starts or who finishes the game, it’s the end result. That’s what we’re here for you.
“We’re here as a team and a group, there isn’t any individual that’s going to be in front of the team.
“Whoever starts knows that there will be three players coming on most likely. The subs are always ready and they had an impact this week and they might do again.”