"Leicester is always a tough game. It's a team and a club that is wanting to push for the top four I'm sure," he said. "They have got good players and a very good manager, that's a proven top manager.
"Brendan's teams always play good football and we will have to play well to deserve three points. We want to get the results we feel we deserve. We are coming into a busy period now, we don't want to be behind Tottenham or Chelsea or Arsenal."
When asked if Leicester are on the same level as United now, Solskjaer replied: "I don't want to talk too much about Leicester.
"I see them as a good team but Man Utd is the biggest and best club in the world. I'm sure they want to get into the top four like we do. It's a great test and a great challenge. For our players who want to push closer to City and Liverpool, here's your chance."