It is easy to mock Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for his indulgence in nostalgia since returning to Manchester United.

There are regular references to his own playing time in his press conferences, a desire for his team to play the same way in which he did under Sir Alex Ferguson and comparisons between current players with those famous stars of the past.

Yet it isn't all bad news. Solskjaer's own playing experience has not only earned him massive respect from within the first-team squad but it has directly influenced his own man-management style which has seen many players perform to their highest standards so far at the club.

Solskjaer's understanding of the 'United way' has also benefited the youth system at the club, with plenty of playing time for academy graduates coupled with heavy investment in the recruitment side of things.

It doesn't look like it'll be changing anytime soon either, and Solskjaer is taking tips from fellow club legend Ryan Giggs as he looks to define his managerial era at Old Trafford.

The Wales manager is himself reaping the rewards at international level by introducing a number of youngsters to the national side, and it was he who advised Solskjaer on a move for Daniel James last summer.

"Yeah, Ole asked me about him,” he said last August. “I just told him that he’s a player with plenty of potential, obviously really quick. A great lad, someone who you want in the dressing room, great character."

It is that aforementioned importance of character which is having a huge influence on both Solskjaer and Giggs as they look to incorporate youth into the foundations of their first great side.

Speaking earlier in the week the Welsh manager alluded to the importance of a player's personality, something both he and Solskjaer experienced first hand under the guidance of their own legendary club boss.

Ryan Giggs recommended the signing of Daniel James to Manchester United

"Just imagine how many people Sir Alex Ferguson knows," Giggs told beIN SPORTS’ The Champions Club. "He will know one person in nearly every club so it’s just a phone call and he would ask about their character, about their personality. And that’s all it takes, one phone call. Whereas I get the feeling that managers don’t do that anymore."

If the majority of managers don't do it anymore then it is certainly an area in which United are taking advantage at the moment.

While the club's current transfer strategy certainly is not flawless there has been a clear shift in priorities when it comes to identifying future targets.

United are not only indulging in a policy of signing the best young homegrown talent but there are undergoing extensive personality tests in order to ensure any target would not only enhance the squad, but the dressing room as well.

With a similar approach adopted by Giggs at international level it is no surprise to see the crossover between the two camps. James was recommended to Solskjaer by Giggs, while it was United who pushed for Dylan Levitt to get his chance in the senior Wales side. It also goes some way to explaining why Welsh duo Joe Rodon and Rabbi Matondo are under surveillance ahead of the summer window.

"I’m actually a big believer in looking at the lower leagues, the Dele Alli’s of this world, because they’re players who have built character up because they’ve played in the lower leagues and they’ve played games," Giggs added when speaking earlier this week.

Jude Bellingham remains a target for the end of the season and after the reasonable success of James last summer United have added confidence in executing future 'low-risk' moves.

With Giggs and Solskjaer in a similar situation both of their sides will continue to benefit from the success of the other, and after overcoming hurdles early into their respective tenures the legendary duo are starting to vindicate nostalgia by doing Ferguson proud.