They take their unbeaten record to the Emirates on Friday night in what is the pick of the FA Cup fourth round games.
Paul Scholes, one of United's legends gave this revelation when he stated that the manager wanted some of the Old players, especially the Class of 1992 to be fully involved in the running of the club at the management level.
And United can get the win.
Solskjaer left the Norwegian outfit to take over at Old Trafford until the end of the season following Jose Mourinho's dismissal in December.
Arsenal's recent form hasn't been anything like as consistent, with a big defeat to Liverpool and a more recent 1-0 loss to West Ham pegging them back in the title race and leaving them in danger of being overhauled by a rampant United side on the Premier League table.
Marcos Rojo and Marouane Fellaini will miss Friday's match through injury, but Chris Smalling has returned to training and Luke Shaw has overcome the illness which forced him out of last weekend's win against Brighton just before kick-off.
"It's fantastic. That's the one fierce rivalry that, on a football basis, in my years when I played, it was always been the two of us", he told a news conference.
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All Solskjaer has to do is keep the players happy and keep them playing the way they have been, sustain that momentum.
If you're a soccer fan who is scrambling to catch Man U v Arsenal in the FA Cup, we're here to help. I sat next to him on the bench for a lot of the time, and he would coach, he would talk through the game.
Speaking to The Mirror, Butt said: "This opportunity has come and I know he's delighted to have that". He then moved to United in January 2018 in a transfer swap with Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Here is the full travelling squad for a highly anticipated game against the Gunners.
Man Utd predicted XI: De Gea; Young, Lindelof, Jones, Dalot; Herrera, Matic, Pogba; Sanchez, Rashford, Martial.
There hasn't been a 0-0 between these two for nearly five years and I don't expect that to end here.