Eight goals and five assists in last season's 18 league appearances was an acceptable settling-in period, but seven goal involvements in 30 games this campaign have reflected a player out of sorts.
"We need to score goals", Solskjær said. Barcelona is a hard prospect. "When he's on the pitch, I'm sure he wants to prove a point". I brought my son to watch El Clasico in 2016 and I was here 10 days ago to watch them [against Atletico Madrid].
"I don't look back on that night too often; I'm just looking forward to seeing if we can play better against Barcelona".
And United have reacted by working in conjunction with their supporters as well as the Football Association and Uefa in an effort to ensure the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final passes off peacefully.
They toiled last week at Old Trafford and Solskjaer knows someone will have to step up and make an impact.
"If we keep a clean sheet, we're in the tie".
The return of Alexis Sanchez will most definitely be a boost for Man United but we do not expect the Chilean to start the game for two main reasons. We have to defend well but we have to have that little bit of extra to score goals.
"You have to stand up for yourself against big boys because you're going to play against top players in the world and then you can't look round and always ask for help".
Earlier, TUKO.co.ke reported that Scott McTominay was rested by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during Manchester United's 2-1 win over West Ham at Old Trafford. "We know we'll create chances, we have a goal threat - it's about taking a deep breath and taking those chances". We've been practicing finishing, but when you don't work the keeper you can't score. "Of course, if you get set plays, if you have those qualities, you have to use them", he said. If you give players like [Luis] Suarez and [Lionel] Messi time on the ball you will suffer. Sometimes it's a counterattack, sometimes it's a quick play. "We have to deal with their qualities in possession and on the counter".