"I believe he's got the chance to have a great future".
Juan Mata is also still out for Man Utd with a hamstring injury so Mason Greenwood will be hoping to overcome illness to force his way in to Solskjaer's squad if Lukaku is ruled out. Jesse, Ander, they've been training. "Phil Jones is back so we're looking stronger".
"Obviously you want to play big games, but when the draw is coming up you're kind of thinking you want the easiest draw possible, so we can get through".
"Anthony (Martial) has been training well this week. We've got a decision to make [on Saturday] on who's match fit".
United's list of absentees have shortened ahead of the match, but Lukaku may well be missing after aggravating a foot complaint in last weekend's 2-0 loss at Arsenal.
The result broke a run of 12 Premier League games unbeaten but the Norwegian said momentum has not been lost, while launching a defence of his team's performance at the Emirates.
"I'm probably completely different to 99 per cent of managers, as I prefer away last like we had against PSG (in the previous round)", Solskjaer said.
"To win trophies you've got to win at least one or two really tough games". Everything has been going well but then again football kicks you in the teeth sometimes and it's always the next day.
'So there's so many things that we need to think about'. "Sorry. To be honest and blunt, we weren't, we played well".
On Friday Solskjaer was asked about links to Bale and while he refused to be drawn on the winger specifically, United's caretaker manager insisted that the club will consider any player who will add something new to their squad.
Man Utd will be without Ashley Young due to suspension so Diogo Dalot could start at right-back against Wolves while Luke Shaw should keep his place at left-back as he's been virtually ever-present under Solskjaer in recent months.