Here is your Manchester United morning digest for September 17.

Solskjaer defends tactics after criticism

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has rebuffed criticism of his team's performance on Tuesday night.

The Red Devils had enjoyed a strong start to the campaign before their 2-1 loss to Young Boys in the Champions League, a result that prompted some scrutiny for the United coach.

Solskjaer said he was keen to maintain a sense of perspective after the loss, which saw Cristiano Ronaldo open the scoring before Aaron Wan-Bissaka was sent off.

"We go into the game with good intentions, we make changes with good intentions, go into a tackle and make a pass with good intentions," he said. "The outcome decides which headline we’ll see, very rarely is the game fantastic or really bad, it just hovers about good or not good enough.

"We know expectations are high and we expect more of ourselves, the performance wasn’t up to our standards."

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United fans make Rice transfer claim

Declan Rice was on the scoresheet for West Ham United on Thursday night in the Europa League, as they won 2-0 against Dinamo Zagreb.

The England midfield gave a glimpse into what he's capable of, winning the ball back and finishing well at the end of a driving run.

The M.E.N understands that Rice is United's preferred midfield target going forward and the club have had preliminary discussions as to how any possible transfer would be structured.

With that in mind, it was no shock to see United fans on social media purring over the 22-year-old's all-action display.

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Rashford on road to recovery

As if United's attack wasn't stacked enough?

Marcus Rashford has yet to feature for the Red Devils this season, having undergone surgery following the European Championships this summer.

However, he appears to be edging closer to making his return for United. When he is fit, he'll be jostling with new signings Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho for a spot in the starting XI, as well as Mason Greenwood, Jesse Lingard and Edinson Cavani.

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