Title-challengers Spurs pose a real threat to United's winning run, though Lingard insists they will not approach their trip to Wembley any differently than their previous five matches.
Interim United boss Solskjaer said of the youngster's ability to be a leading man: "He's got frightening pace, he's now become stronger, he can hold the ball up for us and he's a great link player".
Solskjaer said: "He is not bad, is he?" "Of course I can not be unfair with both managers".
"To be involved again, I think for him and for Manchester sure it's a massive, important thing". It is a game we need to win. "I'm more tough when I talk about them because I feel a massive responsibility when I talk about the people I bring with me, because they depend on me".
Solskjaer's most famous moment in a United shirt came when he scored an injury-time victor against Bayern Munich in the 1999 Champions League final.
"He's got good players, it's the same with me".
The England forward has a modest record against United, with only two goals in 10 fixtures, though he clearly has a fan in Solskjaer, who is under no illusion as to how hard it will be to frustrate the 25-year-old. That was unbelievable. We were neutral people watching a fantastic game.
"I've only met him once myself".
Going into the game, Manchester United are 6th with 38 points, while Spurs are 3rd with 48 points.
Kane, 25, has set the goalscoring standards in English football over the past three years - he was the league's top scorer in 2015/16 and 2016/17 before finishing runner-up to Liverpool's Mohamed Salah last season.
"It's going to be tough but, with the run we've been on at the moment and the form we've had, we back ourselves 100 per cent", Lingard said.
"I think it's fantastic news because he is football", Pochettino told reporters at his news conference on Friday. "We were in a very bad place and started to walk, we crossed and jumped, up, up and up, and we arrived at the President's (box) and found two seats".
"For me it wasn't hard - I think it was more hard for him than me". I learned the good and the not so good. "I can not talk about what happened and what is happening".