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Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has improved his coaching staff by bringing in Eric Ramsey from Chelsea, with the Norwegian expressing pride at bringing the coach to "the best club in the world".
Ramsey is well thought-of in the coaching world, having become the youngest British coach to obtain a UEFA pro licence at the age of 27.
From there, he joined the staff at Shrewsbury Town, working with the youth team before moving on to Chelsea.
Having worked for the Chelsea under-23 team since 2019, he has now been snapped up by United to join Solskjaer's first-team staff ahead of next season.
In a statement posted to the club's website, Solskjaer expressed his joy at bringing Ramsey to the club, and claimed he'll bring new ideas to training.
Manchester United have signed coach Eric Ramsey from Chelsea
Ramsey is set to work individually with United's first-team players as well as set-pieces.
Solskjaer also indicated that Ramsey's appointment had come with a recommendation from first-team assistant Kieran McKenna.
“We've been fortunate enough to convince Eric Ramsay to come and join the best club in the world and in the country,” Ole 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.
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“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.”
United struggled badly from set-pieces last season, with Solskjaer identifying his side's defending as a problem.
United conceded from a free-kick and a corner in the Carabao Cup semi-final against Manchester City last season, and Solskjaer conceded afterwards that something had to change.
Manchester United struggled from set pieces last season
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He said: “In big games against good players and good teams we lose that bit of focus. It’s a big part of football – so many goals are conceded from set plays.
"We do have a good record of winning the first ball, but when we don’t it seems like it goes in every time.
"It’s something that we have addressed, that we need to do better at; we seem to suffer [badly] from this.
"When we don’t get the first contact we have been punished quite severely and more often than anyone else.”
United made several key changes to the backroom staff earlier this year, bringing John Murtough to the club as a football director.
Darren Fletcher was given the role of technical director, and will work alongside Murtough – who will predominantly be in charge of transfer activity this summer.