Solskjaer dreams of Fergie's job
The Norwegian won six Premier League titles, three FA Cups and scored the winner in the 1999 Champions League final in an 11-year-career at Old Trafford.
Asked about following in Sir Alex Ferguson's footsteps, he told The Sun: "It's a dream but let's take just one step at a time. I want to become a manager in England.
"I'm not naive enough to say I can do that job but in life you should have big dreams and big goals.
"At the moment I've just started and it's been two years more or less in Norway. So the time will come.
"I've spoken to clubs and explained it's a bit early as I want to learn and don't want to jump too big a bridge at the start.
"Managing is not easy but it's very enjoyable when you are winning, it's challenging when you have a bad start."
After beginning his coaching career at United as a strikers' coach and then reserve team manager, Solskjaer won the 2011 Norwegian Tippeligaen in his first season as manager at Molde, where he spent two seasons as a player before moving to Manchester.
Molde are top of the table again this year with just two games remaining.
Solskjaer revealed that part of a manager's success results from the character of those selected to play.
"After playing at United, the best players were always the best people, like Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Edwin van der Sar."