The caretaker-boss has also been in constant dialogue with Manchester United executive vice chairman Ed Woodward about who will come and go at Old Trafford this summer.
It promises to be another interesting and hectic close season on the red side of Manchester, where there is work to be done if United are to launch a genuine challenge for the Premier League title next season.
Supporters will be more interested in who is arriving than leaving, but the fact remains that even a club of United’s huge wealth need to keep balancing the books – and will have to sell some unwanted stars if new ones are to come in.
Solskjaer might wear a look that suggests butter wouldn’t melt in his mouth, but behind the exterior lies a ruthless streak in the Norwegian that he will need if he is to make it to the top in management.
While he has handed Woodward a list of targets he thinks will help United become great again, he has also made it clear who won’t be in his plans should he get the job on a permanent basis.
Top of this list is Alexis Sanchez.
The Chilean arrived at United from Arsenal on a free transfer in 2017 on a staggering contract worth £500,000-a-week.
But he has been nothing more than a huge let down at United, where poor form and injuries have transformed him into one of the most expensive flops in English football history.
“Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Alexis Sanchez, Antonio Valencia and Marcos Rojo sold”
Solskjaer has spent the last three months assessing Sanchez has decided he just doesn’t fit into the ethos of the team he is attempting to mould.
Now the pressure is on Woodward to find a club willing to take him of United’s hands. Good luck with that.
Following Sanchez through the exit door will be Antonio Valencia.
Despite spending the past few months on the sidelined injured and out of the picture, he still remains the club captain.
But don’t be fooled. The Ecuadorian has given loyal and committed service to United, but Solskjaer knows the time has come to ship him out and look for a younger and more ambitious right back.
United bosses have refused to give Valencia a new contract and at the age of 33, the writing is on the wall for him.
He has options in the shape of Arsenal, West Ham and Inter Milan and he could well have played his last game for United.
Another defender expected to be sold is Argentine international Marcos Rojo.
Rojo arrived at United from Sporting for £16m during the Louis Van Gaal era and was a regular in the side during his first two campaigns.
But he has suffered bad luck with injuries and a change in management to leave him facing a bleak future.
When fit, which is not that often, Solskjaer has been reluctant to pick him, safe in the knowledge that Luke Shaw is now the established left back.
United might even be willing to allow him to go on a free transfer just to get him off the wage bill, and a return to South America appears the most likely option for Rojo.
There are also doubts over the immediate futures of Eric Bailly, Diogo Dalot, Lee Grant and Ashley Young.