In today's Manchester United transfer news round-up, we look at a signing that may have been nixed by a Portuguese club, while two-star United players possibly moving away from Old Trafford soon.
The Norwegian, 45, who spent almost 15 years with United as a player and reserve team coach, has stressed the importance of his stars playing with a smile on their faces under his leadership after a miserable season so far.
But Solskjaer did not want to take all the credit. Bringing in Ole and Mick (Phelan) will change things.
"Football is easy if you have good players".
"I'm pleased with all of them, every single one of them".
The 45-year-old also spoke about how he will employ techniques used by former boss Sir Alex Ferguson to deal with his squad and his excitement of the talent on offer, particularly in England duo Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard.
"I got it three times the hairdryer treatment and once in a while you need it because you can't get too complacent and comfortable but you want to be confident".More news: No Davis trade: Pelicans coach accuses LeBron of tampering
United named Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their caretaker manager until the end of the season and are due to make a permanent appointment once the campaign has ended.
Rooney, who had watched the match from the BT Sport studio, added: "It's a fantastic day for the club".
I'm not Mourinho's biggest fan, don't get me wrong, but I can't tolerate footballers who just hide behind their agent, their pals in the media.
Yes, Cardiff were undeniably poor and, yes, United are still sixth, but this was a match where the manner of the performance was arguably more important for the visitors than the result itself.
It was a pointed remark given that, under Mourinho, United were towards the bottom of the league in terms of running stats and ahead of only Leicester, West Ham, Brighton and Cardiff.
"I'm pleased with all of them - every single one of them - but of course it's a threat", Solskjaer said.