He added to Sky Sports: "I've really got the backing from the owners, from Ed [Woodward, executive vice-chairman]".
Do you think Fernandes would improve United's midfield?
Talks are likely to continue over the coming days as the two sides attempt to thrash out a deal, the Red Devils keen to bolster their squad ahead of a push towards the top four, Solskjaer's side now five points adrift of fourth-placed Chelsea in the race to secure Champions League qualification.
Spiritualist Williamson ends improbable White House run
Around the first of the year, Williamson laid off her entire staff , though she hadn't indicated she would end her campaign. Williamson said in her statement that her run left her "more convinced than ever that we're a good and decent people".
The United boss said: "Bruno Fernandes? But you wouldn't put yourself in a situation where you've done something that you regret in 18 months" time", Goal.com quoted Solskjaer as saying."I am not going to protect myself. I could never, ever do that, that's not me. "I can only say we are working really well to improve the squad and when we find the right player for the right value, we'll pounce on it".
While Fernandes may soon be welcomed through the doors at Old Trafford, Ashley Young could be heading in the opposite direction.
Solskjaer, meanwhile, said he would not be anxious about a lack of leadership should Ashley Young leave, and that Jesse Lingard's decision to link up with agent Mino Raiola was of no concern.
Manchester United need to bolster their midfield following injuries to Scott McTominay and Paul Pogba to leave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer short on options in the middle of the park. I can't talk about individuals that play for other clubs, but I've got to say I do have backing. Jesse knows what we expect from him. Add in the five goals and three assists he put together in five Europa League group stage games this season, including two goals and two assists in the 4-0 annihilation of PSV in November - a win that secured Sporting's place in the knockout rounds - and you clearly have a player who has mastered the level he is now playing at.