The Norwegian guided his team to an outstanding comeback against Paris Saint-Germain during the last round to ensure their European dream continued, with Solskjaer now set to face Ernesto Valverde's Barça 20 years on from his match-winning goal at Camp Nou in the final in 1999.
Solskjaer scored the dramatic victor in the 1999 final as United struck twice in injury-time to beat Bayern Munich 2-1 in Barcelona and become champions of Europe for the second time in their history.
Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville suggested Liverpool would be aided in their title fight with Manchester City if they went out of the Champions League early. "There's so many variables and these games will be decided by margins".
"We've got to think about the longevity as well, who's going to fit in personality-wise".
"It's always been April and May when we make the last step".
"To win trophies, you've got to win at least one or two really tough games", said Solskjaer. "They're like defining moments".
"If you put the work in, I believe, if you work hard, show the right attitude, if you go in every single day and do the right things you can maximise your chances".