Solskjaer has looked and acted the part of a United manager this season, pushing his team to third place in the Premier League.
And he admits to making adjustments since he was in charge at a much lower profile team in Molde.
"First of all, I've got to manage for the best for the club," he told High Performance podcast regarding transfers and his management style.
"But you tell a player 'you've got a chance to make a career at the biggest club in the world, you can make history and I want to be here to help you, but I can't do everything for you - you've got to step up yourself'.
"But I've changed quite a lot since I started managing, 10 years ago since I started with Molde. I was more direct then and I said it how it is.
"The millennials need a different way of managing, and sometimes to be spoon fed.
"You treat them differently but you challenge them."