Since changing Mauricio Pochettino, Mourinho has received all three of his opening matches in command of Spurs, beating West Ham and Bournemouth within the Premier League both facet of a dramatic Champions League victory over Olympiakos.
The north London membership now sit fifth within the English prime flight, whereas Solskjaer’s United facet and languishing down in ninth after a dismal begin to the marketing campaign.
Mourinho was unable to ship a farewell speech when he was sacked by United final December and he reportedly plans to meet up with club staff prior to kick-off.
The Portuguese has fond reminiscences of his time within the north west and needs his return to United to go ‘calmly’ as he holds no grudge with United government vice-chairman Ed Woodward over his dismissal.
Asked whether or not Mourinho will get a very good reception at Old Trafford, Solskjaer replied: ‘An excellent reception.
‘That’s only a testomony to this membership and these supporters, bear in mind two and a half years, received trophies,
‘I’m 100 per cent positive our fans, employees and membership will welcome him.’
Solskjaer says Mourinho’s return ought to present no additional motivation for his players to ship on the pitch.
‘I don’t suppose whoever supervisor of opposition workforce is will change motivation, they’re motivated to do nicely for Manchester United,’ the Norwegian added.
‘They know it’s about bettering day-after-day in coaching and step on that pitch to be a part of this long-term.
‘When you put the shirt on you’ve gotta give it your all, the boys are a bit upset after Sunday, after the sport.
‘But now all eyes are on Wednesday night.’
Solskjaer has dismissed hypothesis that he might be set for the sack if the Red Devils lose on Wednesday evening.
No it doesn’t make me extra involved,’ he stated.
‘I’m simply specializing in my job and that’s doing in addition to I can, look ahead to the subsequent sport and have a look at the long-term plan issues with board.
‘It’s that point of yr. It’s by no means good to see your colleagues lose their job in a really brief house of time.’
Asked whether or not he feels he ought to converse with United chief Woodward, Solskjaer added: ‘We speak all the time so it’s not like knee-jerk out of the blue now we want to speak. We converse a couple of instances each week so it’s regularly progressing.
‘The plans we’ve put in place, the rebuilding we all know we began, we made some selections that have been mandatory and now in fact we’re not comfortable the place we’re however will proceed working.
‘Three days or four days aren’t going to change a complete lot however these two video games are nice possibilities to enhance issues and proceed within the vein towards a few of the higher sides.
‘We’ve had some good outcomes towards good groups and we’ve received a plan for Wednesday evening.
‘We’ve had too many attracts for my liking, defeats in fact, however attracts we must always have became wins. Football is a outcomes enterprise.
‘We’re not comfortable and know we are able to do higher. We are working laborious, the work is all the time geared on us bettering however we’re not getting all the outcomes we’ve deserved.’