United are in discussions with Sporting Lisbon to signal their captain Bruno Fernandes, having missed out on the Norwegian striker Erling Haaland, that chose to join Borussia Dortmund.

“I will sit here and say I’m delighted with the players which have been on the pitch,” Solskjaer stated. “This is a group you can use, which will provide you everything, that’s the heart of what the staff will be moving forward for me.

“We are taking a look at a few signings, strengthening here and there, but the core team is there and the attitude is there and the physical robustness.

“If you look at our stats compared to 18 months ago, I do not believe that you can envisage the noticeable difference even from six months ago from near the end of last year, so I’m delighted with everybody’s effort. You’ve to expect that that gives them that extra experience.”

Marcus Rashford could be resting for the trip of Wolves, has come off as a precaution at the 4-0 thrashing of Norwich City on Saturday. Daniel James dropped into the chair at the weekend amid signs of fatigue and the duo are sure to figure prominently for their states at the European Championship in the summer.

Solskjaer last week conceded Wales winger James, signed from Swansea City for #15million in the summer, had guessed more than expected but considers regular playing time has helped the 22-year-old along with other teammates improve

“For me personally, Scholesy and Giggsy and them all, the more games that they got the better they became,” Solskjaer explained. “That’s the hope.

“If you get better results it’s going to accelerate the process and it’ll accelerate the self-esteem and confidence they’ll get. Any player, particularly a young player, the hard times another season, if we have a few bad results it’ll be hard for them.

“However, the staff and coaches and the players are working quite hard to get over them.