It was a relatively quiet transfer window at Old Trafford with three players arriving – Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire – and only one permanent departure being sanctioned.
Romelu Lukaku’s £73m switch to Inter Milan has left Manchester United light in attack.
Marcus Rashford is the only out-and-out senior striker on the books, with 17-year-old rookie Mason Greenwood set to provide back-up.
And Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness believes Solskjaer has heaped pressure on Rashford by asking so much of him.
“Rashford is going to be a player but at 21, last year he was being asked to be the main man at Man United,” Souness said alongside former United defender Gary Neville.
“He will be asked to do the same again today.
“You’re talking about bringing 17 and 18-year-olds to come in and do a job on a regular basis for Man United.
“I think [for] young players that’s very, very difficult. It’s Man United we’re talking about.
“Man United should be able to get something better than what they’ve got up front right now.
“In your [Neville’s] time here as a player, would Rashford have played every week on a regular basis? That’s the point I’m making.
“He wouldn’t have played every week, he would have been coming into a team that was firing on all cylinders, doing well, winning trophies and being slowly introduced.
“And I think it’s really unfair on him at 21, or 20 last year, being asked to be the main man at Man United.
“The reality is, from this moment on with the transfer window gone, they’re asking Rashford at 21 to be the main striker at this football club.
“He got 10 goals I think from 33 games last year, it’s not enough for United.
“All the pressure is on his young shoulders.”
Rashford bagged a brace on Sunday as United kicked off their Premier League campaign with a 4-0 win against Chelsea.