He played 27 league games during his solitary season at Old Trafford, scoring three goals. But also become a medical man in his search to rediscover the soul of Manchester United.
Tuchel refused to be drawn on what Solskjaer had done to achieve such impressive results but does expects United to be bold in their approach - just like their caretaker manager was during his playing days at the club.
"We have a word in Germany: if you go to the doctor and he heals you, he's right - it doesn't matter how!"
While Alves is pleased to be playing the first leg away from home, Thomas Tuchel's side go into the tie with huge injury problems.
"He has wonderful qualities, he can do a lot of things, extremely strong, with the ball at his feet, he's very good and very strong in challenges and one on ones, taking people on he's always capable of making a difference and I think in my opinion he's always risky offensively with Martial, they're a very unsafe pairing". "He was a super risky player and he is now winning games as manager". Lump your life savings on it.
He has revealed, in an interview with Telefoot, that he could have signed for PSG in the summer of 2018. The Welshman is undoubtedly a fine player, but one worth paying, if the BBC's figures are correct, £83.2million over four years?
"But it gives other players a chance and maybe they are more unpredictable for us with who they are going to play". The new regime of holistic thinking and so forth was supposed to have made things make more sense, but they have lost an important player for nothing and are paying Mesut Ozil Ramseyesque money to sit on their bench. "We are really happy to have him [Solskjaer] here and we hope we can continue [together], but the final decision isn't with us". We just fear that this might be a pretty brief foray into the world of managing for Scholes.
"When our new coach came in he had a lot of confidence, a lot of determination". This simply will not stand. "Of course they will, you can not replace quality players like this, Neymar is one of the key players in Europe and we miss him a lot and now we miss a second key player with Edinson".
The French giants lost the away game at Anfield thanks to a late Roberto Firmino victor, although they clinched top spot with a convincing victory in the reverse fixture on home soil.
He said: "I was watching it with Noah and we said, "Wow, that is a tough challenge".
It. Is. Not. About. You.
"There is a little bit of hope, though, because there is always hope".
"I have loved every single minute of it ever since I walked in and met the players", the 45-year-old added. In France, you can not speak bad things about PSG because they are a fantastic team.