The Red Devils were beaten by Bournemouth on Saturday – their fourth Premier League loss of the season – and lie 10th in the table.
But they top their Europa League group and can move closer to the knockout stages with victory over Partizan Belgrade on Thursday (20:00 GMT).
“The work everyone does every day is pleasing as a manager,” said Solskjaer.
“It is hard work, stick together and team spirit. They want to do well and for one reason or another we haven’t had the results.
“We think we should have had a few more results than we have got, but we need to keep working and we know we are on the right track. Of course, Saturday was disappointing and now there is a chance for us to get two wins before the break.”
United had been on a four-game unbeaten run before losing 1-0 on the south coast and will be looking to pick up wins against Partizan and against Brighton on Sunday before the international break.
Solskjaer said: “We were on a half-run but it won’t happen in one instance that you turn everything around. [Against Bournemouth] it was a quick turn around [from the previous game], we couldn’t get the goal we felt we deserved early on.
“We had started well, the mentality was great but [we ended up] disappointed. We go again, have a great chance to qualify for the next round, and that means the last two games we can try out a few things.”
Lindelof out – team news
Defender Victor Lindelof has been ruled out with a back injury suffered in the competition on AZ Alkmaar’s artificial surface in October.
The Swede aggravated the problem in the 2-1 Carabao Cup win at Chelsea last week and made it worse in the defeat at Bournemouth.
Solskjaer confirmed midfielder Paul Pogba is expected back “in early December” from the ankle injury that has kept him out since September.
Defenders Luke Shaw, Eric Bailly, Axel Tuanzebe and Diogo Dalot are also missing, as is midfielder Nemanja Matic.
- Manchester United’s only previous home game against Partizan Belgrade was a 1-0 win in the 1965-66 European Cup semi-final thanks to a Nobby Stiles goal. However, it wasn’t enough to reach the final as Partizan won 2-1 on aggregate.
- Partizan have won just one of their nine away games against English sides in all competitions (D1 L7), beating Newcastle 1-0 in a Champions League qualifier in 2003.
- United are one of just two sides yet to concede in the Europa League this season (along with Sevilla). However, only four sides have scored fewer goals so far than the Red Devils (2).
- Partizan are looking to win consecutive away games in major European competition for the very first time (excluding qualifiers), with this being their 82nd match on the road.
- United have managed just one shot on target in their last two Europa League games, with that effort being Anthony Martial’s penalty against Partizan in the reverse fixture.