The Portuguese had been on thin ice following a disastrous start to the campaign that left United trailing their rivals in the race for a top-four finish.
"We won trophies with Jose and I want to thank him for that".
"I have this energy, I have education but I've not seen anything that's really interesting to make the big change and then I see this big idea about director of football at Man United".
"Obviously, one of the trophies was one we had not won before". Others have reminded fans of why Sir Alex Ferguson wasn't too concerned about letting him go back in 2012.
And in his first game in charge, the iconic striker led the Red Devils to a 5-1 win over his former side Cardiff City, which marked the first time the club netted five goals in a league game since Ferguson's last game in charge back in 2012.
"Of course you try to keep your emotions in check because I'm there to do a job, I've got to be focused", he told Sky Sports.
After five months of stuttering performances under Mourinho this season, the team looked rejuvenated under Solskjaer but Nemanja Matic was at a loss to explain the sudden turnaround. "I've sat next to him in the dressing room for 11 years and you know Gary".
Nemanja Matic wants his Manchester United team-mates to accept their share of the blame for the club's failings under Jose Mourinho.
"In football, this happens", he said.
"I'm getting old, but that's life, that was the same when I signed as a player, Nicky Bu.tt the first lad I meet, says hi to me, you're excited but it feels like home".