Man United are now sixth on the league table but have played one game less than Wolves so if they can manage to beat the Seagulls on Tuesday then Solskjaer's men will move back to the fifth spot - within two points of Chelsea.
Gomes made his debut for Manchester United during the 2016-17 season under Jose Mourinho.
Speaking in an interview quoted by Metro, Solskjaer said: "Paul knows he's a special talent and he doesn't want to in five or ten years time look back and think I didn't make the most of it".
We doubt if Solskjaer will opt for that opinion given that his side need to maintain the pressure on the likes of Wolves and Chelsea. "I have not heard from them last night or this morning, it seems like they have not managed to agree so the answer is probably short and yes, then", Goal.com quoted Solskjaer as saying.
While far from a first-team regular, Gomes' departure is a blow for a club synonymous with developing and promoting homegrown talent.
However, Solskjaer has now reassured Manchester United supporters that the Red Devils have no intention on cashing-in on the former Juventus star this summer. "He'll definitely score a goal soon".
He continued: "The two [Pogba and Fernandes] can play well together and that is exciting".
You've had a great record under Chelsea since you've been manager so you must be confident going into the game?"Yes of course we are".
"The players are working really hard and they want to do as well as they can and for me as a team we're trying to implement our ideas".
"As long you go into the next game knowing that you've won the previous one, that's a good place to be in".