Solskjaer is expected to have a busy transfer window with United’s squad in desperate need of improvement.

There could be plenty of comings and goings at Old Trafford with Anthony Martial, Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez all looking like potential departures.

It is Solskjaer’s first summer at the helm having taken over as Manchester United manager in December.

And the former Red Devils striker wants to be smart in his business and to focus on youth.

“It’s a great challenge, but it’s a great responsibility as well, because this club is huge and the media and everyone’s criticising us as soon as they’ve got a chance,” Solskjaer said.

“We’ve just got to stick together, know that we’ve been through tough and difficult periods before.

“We will come through it again as a team. We’ve got to do it together.

“We’ve got to recruit smart, we’ve got to keep blooding the youngsters and we’ll be fine.

“I love young players who want to improve and have no fear whatsoever and I’ve looked at the Reserves and Under-18s this year and of course there are talents there that will stay at this club for so many years.

“You’ve got Rashy [Marcus Rashford], Jesse [Lingard] now, Scott [McTominay], you don’t think about Paul [Pogba] as an academy product, but he was here when he was 16, so I’m sure we’ll carry on that tradition.

“And it’s nice to give them the opportunity to show what they can do, because if you don’t give them the chance how can they prove it? So, there’ll be chances.”

Solskjaer is set to put his faith in youth when his side take on Cardiff in their final Premier League match of the season on Sunday.

United cannot qualify for next season’s Champions League and the boss is set to drop a number of high-profile stars with little on the line.

Young stars Angel Gomes, Dylan Levitt, Arnau Puigmal, Mason Greenwood, James Garner and Tahith Chong have all trained with the senior squad ahead of the clash.

And all of them could now play some part against the already-relegated Bluebirds.

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