Solskjaer is pleased with the progress of his team in recent weeks.
He said, “You lose the chance to win or lose the title in the first eight to 10 games if you don't keep up with the pack. But we don't win it in those games.
“We've recuperated and we're just behind the top teams at the moment, but we want to be there in April or May. Now is the time to improve and develop and if we can keep up there, then great.
“Now our focus is on the Champions League and we want to win our group.
“We can talk as much as we like and give players belief, that belief in their performances and what we do day-in, day-out, like Donny next to me has the attitude of 'every day is important'.
“I feel my squad is ready to do better than last season. Last season we were the best of the rest so let's see if we can move up the table.“