Lingard came off the bench to provide a stoppage-time winner for Cristiano Ronaldo during Wednesday's Champions League group game against Villarreal - his fifth substitute appearance of the season already.
Solskjaer admitted that the England international wants to be starting more games for the Red Devils, after only being used from the start in one appearance so far this season - in the EFL Cup loss to former employers West Ham United.
"Jesse is unhappy at not playing more. But you come on and make an impact. That's what you do when you're a sub at this level," Solskjaer told reporters at his post-match press conference.
Lingard spent the second half of last season on loan at the Hammers, and after scoring nine goals in 16 appearances in East London, West Ham boss David Moyes was keen to bring the forward back to the club for the 2021-22 campaign.
However, the move failed to materialise and the 28-year-old was left to fight for his place in Manchester, where his contract expires in June of next year.
Despite being largely restricted to substitute appearances so far this campaign, Lingard has still managed to play his part from the bench, with his late winner back at the London Stadium earlier this month preceding Wednesday night's assist. body check tags ::