And Ronaldo may well be able to get some rest when heading out on international duty with Portugal.
Edinson Cavani is now back and available though, giving Solskjaer another option should he choose to drop Ronaldo from the starting line-up.
Finally, Solskjaer’s decision not to bring on Donny van de Beek against Villarreal was met with fury by the midfielder on Wednesday.
The Dutchman has cut a frustrated figure all season having found minutes hard to come by so far.
Solskjaer didn’t want Van de Beek to leave in the summer as he felt the midfielder had a role to play this season.
But he’ll have to stick to his words if he wants to keep the 24-year-old from pushing for an exit in January.