"I wanted to give Harry Maguire and Victor Lindelof and maybe Axel Tuanzebe a chance and so he found out that it was best for him to go to Roma to play for a year".
Manchester United's January signing Bruno Fernandes scored the winning goal for Sporting in their 2-1 home victory against LASK on Match Day 2.
United finished third in the Premier League after an impressive end to the coronavirus-interrupted season, meaning they will return to the Champions League next season.
"The team has developed through the season and we are delighted at finishing third in the Premier League", added Solskjaer, who is seeking a first major trophy since being appointed United's permanent boss in March 2019.
It has been a frustrating campaign for Jesse Lingard but Solskjaer confirmed on Tuesday that the midfielder will start against LASK. I do not see LASK presenting much of a threat to us as I believe we will take control of the game early on.
Daniel James got his first start for Manchester United in an entire month playing as the second striker against Chelsea in the FA Cup semi-final.
The defender said he was "gutted" that he "can't finish what we started this season" as the Serie A side prepared to face Sevilla and Solskjaer is ready to welcome the 30-year-old back to Old Trafford.
"I think Chris has shown over his career at Man United how valuable he is for Man United", the manager said.
How good will it be for the squad to all be together as a group?"Normally you go away in July/August on a pre-season tour, [so] it's a different setting as it's about going there and winning".
The last time Manchester United reached the quarter finals of the Europa League they won the tournament back in 2016-17, in what was Jose Mourinho's first season in charge of the Red Devils.