Manchester United lack identity under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the under-fire manager doesn’t know how to handle his best players.

That’s the view of former Manchester City defender turned pundit Micah Richards, who slammed United on Match of the Day after Saturday’s crushing 4-2 defeat to Leicester City.

The visitors threw away a first-half lead before conceding three goals in a frantic final 13 minutes at the King Power Stadium.

Marcus Rashford marked his return to action with an 82nd-minute equaliser after Mason Greenwood had given United the lead in spectacular fashion early in the first half.

But United fell apart late on and Richards believes Solskjaer’s thinking is muddled when it comes to bringing his star names together in the same team.

“They don't really have an identity,” Richards told Match of the Day. “With Man United of the past, you know they had wingers, getting strikers into the box, midfielders running into the box also.

“But now, it looks like they're trying to keep everybody happy (in terms of) players. Individually, you've seen what they've got - (Cristiano) Ronaldo, (Paul) Pogba, (Bruno) Fernandes, these players should be shining.

“(Jadon) Sancho has come in, Rashford has come in and scored a goal (on Saturday), (Anthony) Martial scored a goal a couple of weeks ago. It's an array of talent, but they don't know what they are doing with the talent.

“Now, Ole has to make some harsh decisions. Whether he leaves some of his big guns out, puts one on the bench or just goes back to basics and finds the plan for how to get this team playing together.”

United were pegged back by Youri Tielemens’ leveller just after the half-hour mark before Caglar Soyuncu put Leicester ahead on 78 minutes.

Rashford might have thought he’d guaranteed United at least a share of the spoils when he raced through and finished past Foxes goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel with just eight minutes to go, but Solskjaer’s side imploded.

Jamie Vardy fired the hosts into the lead just moments after Rashford’s equaliser when he was left unmarked inside the box, before Patson Daka put the game to bed in injury time by bundling the ball home at the back post.