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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has demanded more from Manchester United's attacking players after the win over Partizan Belgrade.

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Manchester United will hope to use Thursday night's Europa League victory over Partizan Belgrade as a launching pad for their season. United broke their duck away from home this season with a 1-0 triumph in the Serbian capital, which was secured by Anthony Martial's penalty. Brandon Williams was the Man Of The Match after winning the penalty, while young midfielder James Garner made his debut in the game. Williams was among those lauded by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after the match. With the Norwegian still sweating over the fitness of key United players such as Paul Pogba, Luke Shaw and Axel Tuanzbe - among other injury worries - United will have to get their squad in order for the trip to Norwich City on Sunday.

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United would love two away wins in quick succession to kickstart their season. Follow all the latest Man United breaking news, transfer rumours and much more on our live blog below. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has demanded more from Manchester United's attacking players after the win over Partizan Belgrade. United got back to winning ways with a 1-0 victory in the Europa League clash, courtesy of Anthony Martial's penalty. The Frenchman played the first hour on his return to the starting line-up before being replaced by Marcus Rashford.

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Solskjaer had hailed his attacking players after the draw with Liverpool but insisted they didn't do enough to stop Partizan from the front. "Second half I thought we dug in really well in the box, defended really well in the box. They played well in the second half and made us defend too deep," he told MUTV. (Image: AFP via Getty Images) "I'm not happy with the defending at the front. I think that's been one of our strengths this season but I thought that was non-existent in the second half.

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"That needs sorting out because we don't want to be a team who is just defending in the box." United have seven points from their first three matches, having not conceded a goal so far. (Image: Getty Images) And Solskjaer is optimistic of his side qualifying for the knockout stages of the competition. "We're going to host them and go all out to get that win and the last two games we know we're through then," Solskjaer added. "It's a great position to be in so far and we haven't conceded a goal so defensively we have done really well but we know we need to score more goals." Get the biggest daily stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Harry Maguire responded to his captaincy blunder prior to Manchester United's Europa League clash at Partizan Belgrade by saying: "Let me off!" Maguire was left red-faced after he seemingly forgot the coin toss after the pre-match pleasantries in Serbia. The referee was forced to call him over where he then swapped pennants with the Partizan skipper. It was the first time Maguire had captained the Red Devils since his £70million switch to Old Trafford in the summer - and his first appearance in European club competition. Anthony Martial's penalty gave United a 1-0 win after youngster Brandon Williams had been fouled in the penalty area. (Image: BT Sport) And after the game Maguire tweeted: "Last time I did this you did the coin toss in the centre circle. It's been a long time. Let me off." Maguire spoke of his pride at leading out United - and claiming the three points which leaves them top of their group with two wins and a draw so far having yet to concede a goal. "It's a massive honour to lead the team out, especially such a big club like United," he told BT Sport. "I'm really proud, but more importantly I'm happy we got the clean sheet and the three points. "It was really important to get the away win - it's been a long time coming. We weren't at our best and it was scrappy at times, but we always knew our first away win would be one we had to grind out."