United meet Granada in the first-leg of their Europa League quarterfinal tomorrow night.
Solskjaer said, "Of course he is [getting closer]. He's getting used to our standards. He did well when he played 45 minutes against Milan and we'll see him gradually start games. It might come tomorrow and it might come another game."
On Granada, he added: "I watched the games and I have spoken to some people to get insights. They're a team full of experience. Full of character and experience which you expect from teams who have been promoted recently. Great season last year and I think they're one of the teams who have played the most games this season."