Linde played for Solskjaer at Molde before the latter left for the Old Trafford post.
He told Fotboll Transfers: "We had a good relationship. He is a very nice and caring person who is easy to talk to.
"Then he is incredibly knowledgeable with all his experience. He has had some tough periods in Manchester, but it is difficult to rebuild a club of the calibre as he has done.
"Most have very poor patience at that level but it seems that he has had good support from the management there.
"He has had time to make a difference and now it is going well."