NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - JANUARY 02: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Interim Manager of Manchester United speaks to Mike Phelan, Manchester United assistant manager as Michael Carrick, Manchester United coach looks on during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Manchester United at St. James Park on January 2, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer claims Molde’s owners wished him well and told him to succeed as Manchester United’s caretaker manager suggesting he would not need to return.

Solskjaer, 45, has masterminded the Red Devils unbeaten run winning eight of his nine matches as they mount a push for a top-four spot.

The Norwegian whose United’s career spanned for 11 years is a top contender for the role on a permanent basis and he further went on to reveal the good luck message Molde’s co-owners Kjell Inge Rokke and Bjorn Rune Gjelsten gave him.

Solskjaer told Sky: “When I rang the owner and said that United had called and that he always knew that this had been my dream, he said: ‘Go over, enjoy yourself – and please don’t come back’.

“Both owners wished me all the best because they knew this is something I dreamed about.

“To get the backing from them was fantastic. If I go back to Molde, I will do my best for them – but it depends when I go back.

“It’s been fantastic so far. Hopefully, I will get to see my family soon, because that has been the only downside to the job.”

Recent reports confirmed the former United striker is being consulted over future additions ahead of next season, whether he remains in charge or not.

“I think it’s quite natural that whoever is in charge and whoever is involved with the players already here has a voice in that,” Solskjaer added.

“I have got to know the players, what potential they have, how far away they are from reaching that potential, and who we can build a team on. So, of course, I put my views into the club.

“It was just about coming in to work with the players, and I knew that if the club had targets for the transfer window, they would have discussed them with me.”