The former striker has had a tough start to his reign as boss of the Bluebirds, who have slipped to the foot of the Barclays Premier League following his appointment in the wake of Malky Mackay’s controversial dismissal by the Welsh club.
Solskjaer has yet to lead his side to three points in the league, but two hard-fought wins in the FA Cup, most recently at Bolton on Saturday, have put Cardiff into the fifth round.
Of his return to the ground he graced in over a decade of outstanding service to the Reds, the Norwegian said: “It’s the best place to go and play football, so of course I am really looking forward to it and so are the players.
"When you are a young kid, you dream about playing at the top level and I’m sure my players dreamt about playing at Old Trafford. We’ll go out there and give it a go with lots of energy and enthusiasm, and enjoy the game.
“Three points, of course, is what it means to us. We can’t say we are going to go there and win, but we will put in a performance that we can be proud of, and come back home with no regrets. That’s all I ask of the players.”