As he leads United into the next decade and what he hopes will be a brighter future, Solskjaer believes there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic.
"We will consign this decade definitely, that's just in the nature of this club," he said.
"But 2020 sounds quite good for me. I'm going to make 2020 a good year for myself.
"I think we're on the right track. We are in a transition period, we've seen other clubs do it and come out strong after a couple of years."
United have won six of the last eight games in all competitions, and their manager believes they are heading in the right direction despite some setbacks this season.
"We're improving," added Solskjaer. "I think we can see more and more of what we want to be and our identity and what we're good at. We're making games suit our style more and more.
"We've played the same way for a little while and we're getting use to each other. We're quite a bit away still from where we want to be and we'll have ups and downs, but less and less of the downs hopefully.
"I've said we're not a Manchester City, we can't out-play and out-football teams like they do yet, but hopefully in a few years we can. It's not going to be overnight. It's only them who can do that. We are more fast-flowing, quicker attacking football."