Solskjaer claimed Manchester United can spring a major “surprise” in the Champions League this season.
Caretaker boss Solskjaer leads United into the Champions League for the first time in tonight’s last 16 first leg tie against Paris St Germain at Old Trafford.
Solskjaer famously scored the dramatic late winner for United in the 1999 final to win the Champions League and clinch the Treble for the Reds.
And he believes the current squad has the quality and depth to beat any team and potentially go all the way in the tournament this season.
Solskjaer, who has won 10 and drawn one of his 11 games in charge of United, said: “This squad is very capable of winning against any opponents.
When we go into games confident as we are, we’re looking forward, but we can’t look too far ahead
“We have to look to PSG and make sure we go through this one, and then take the next challenge as it comes.
“But I said to the boys, if we keep working every day in training, we can improve and maybe surprise a few people.
“I’ve got a big strong squad and I think that’s been shown.
“The depth in the squad is very good and we want to play our best football as often as possible.”
Solskjaer has put himself in pole position to get the job on a permanent basis at the end of the season since taking over from Jose Mourinho in December.
After PSG, United face Chelsea in the FA Cup and host title contenders Liverpool in the Premier League, a run of three tough games that will provide Solskjaer with his biggest test yet.
But the 45-year-old said it was too early to suggest the job will be his if he can come through those three games with wins and his unbeaten run still intact.
“You need to change the script,” said Solskjaer. “That’s too simple. There are still a few months left of this season to do whatever I can for the club.”
Solskjaer watched the Champions League draw on December 17 with his son Noah, and two days later was in charge of United, 24 hours after Mourinho was sacked.
I was watching it with Noah and said ‘wow, that’s a tough challenge’,” said Solskjaer.
“But we’ve given ourselves the best possible opportunity in the way we’ve gone into it.
“We’ve found out what kind of team we have, the playing style we’ve been talking about, so if there’s any time to go into big games, it’s now.
“When you get here, you expect to win every single game when you have the players we have and the size of club.
“I’ve loved every single minute of it. We knew we had a big challenge in front of us because we were far behind in the league and confidence was low after the defeat at Liverpool.
“But the players have responded fantastically. I don’t think we could be in a better frame of mind and looking forward to the next few games.”