Solskjaer is keeping tabs on Pereira's progress on-loan with Flamengo and underlined the need for minutes at this point in his career.
"Yeah, we follow Andreas, of course we do," the United boss told TNT Sports.
"He's a very good player, fantastic person. And I'm so happy for him that he's enjoying it over there. Because for us, it was the point: 'Andreas, now you go and show how good you are'.
"I couldn't give him enough playing time and we know the quality in him. When he has the trust and belief, he's top quality, so I'm happy for him."
Nevertheless the Norwegian claimed he would "see him soon" which suggests a future at Old Trafford still exits.
He added: “You know, at a certain stage of a player's career, it's important that you play enough at a high level. Last year, Andreas went on loan, he didn't play enough.
"The season before, he played a lot for us, but then we signed Bruno. And I'm happy for him now and I'll see him soon."
He continued: “Of course (he wants him back). When he keeps on playing like he can do, at his best level, he's a top player."
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