Club boss explains the reason former Chelsea coach has been appointed as new Manchester United coach

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Manchester United have appointed a new coach to add to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s coaching staff, as Eric Ramsay has joined the first-team coaching set-up at United.

Ramsay had worked at Shrewsbury Town as head of coaching for the Shrews’ youth programme, before being promoted to Academy Manager, and then went on to work with their senior team as assistant coach.

Ramsay was then employed by Chelsea to work with their U23 team, and his stock has now risen again following his recent appointment.

The former Chelsea coach will work one-on-one with individual players and also take ownership over training on the side’s set-plays.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed on Monday why Ramsay was employed.

“We’ve been fortunate enough to convince Eric Ramsay to come and join the best club in the world and in the country,” Solskjaer told club media at Carrington on Monday.

“He’s a very highly rated coach who is going to be working with individuals and in charge of set-plays as well.

“We’re excited. He’s young, fresh and with new ideas, an innovative coach we know from before. Kieran [McKenna] knows him really well from Loughborough, so we’re very pleased with that.”