Manchester United appoint Ewan Sharp to Ralf Rangnick’s coaching team at Old Trafford | Football News

Manchester United have announced the appointment of Scotsman Ewan Sharp as assistant coach and analyst.

Rangnick first met Sharp at the New York Red Bulls, where he worked as a performance analyst – and the move strengthens United’s behind-the-scenes squad following the departures of Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna.

Sharp’s last assignment was at Lokomotiv Moscow, alongside Rangnick, and he previously worked with New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC, while he also worked for two years as the director of performance analysis at Northwestern University in United States.

The Toronto sun he once described how Sharp played an important role in “opposition scouting, match planning, match analysis and post-match. He also assisted the scouting department in identifying and recruiting.”

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Sharp served as a member of Chris Armas’ coaching staff at Toronto FC for a six-month stint earlier this year before his manager was fired in July after only two wins in 15 games.

Rangnick named American Armas as his assistant earlier this month, following Carrick’s departure following his three-game stint as keeper.

First team manager McKenna left his post last week to become manager of League One Ipswich Town.

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Rangnick confirmed Mike Phelan remained a part of United’s lineup despite Armas’ appointment.

United return to the pitch against Newcastle on 27 December, live Sky Sports, after the last two games were postponed due to a Covid-19 outbreak in the club.

The first team’s training in Carrington resumed on Tuesday, with a staggered return of players, after games with Brentford and Brighton & Hove Albion were forced to be postponed.

Martial passionate about Seville anticipates planned talks with Rangnick

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Anthony Martial last played for Manchester United in Michael Carrick’s last match against Arsenal on 2 December

Anthony Martial’s preference is to join Sevilla if he wants to leave Manchester United next month.

Barcelona and Juventus are also interested in the France forward, with all three clubs interested in a first loan.

But Martial could expect to get the most playing time at Sevilla, who are currently second in La Liga.

Martial will hold talks with United interim manager Ralf Rangnick about his future in the coming days.

This was stated by the representative of the player Philippe Lamboley Sky Sports News earlier this month he wants to leave in January in search of regular matches.

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