Ewan Sharp.

Sharp joins United's backroom team

Wednesday 22 December 2021 11:26

Manchester United's interim manager Ralf Rangnick has made a new addition to his staff.

Ewan Sharp has been working at Lokomotiv Moscow, alongside Rangnick, and is arriving as an assistant coach/analyst for the Reds.

The Scotsman has previously worked with New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC, while also having a two-year stint as director of performance analysis at Northwestern University in the United States.

Chris Armas has, of course, already been introduced to Rangnick's team and he worked with Sharp in New York and Toronto, with the pair knowing each other well.

Ewan's role was performance analyst with New York Red Bulls, before taking up the position of assistant coach at Toronto FC in February of this year. He moved to Moscow last month.

“Ewan and I worked together when he was still with the New York Red Bulls as a video analyst and assistant coach,” Ralf told club media.

“At the time I was in my role as Head of Global Football for Red Bull and at that time I got to know him and even though he was only 26 he was such a talented person and he still is.

“He was in Toronto and then at Lokomotiv Moscow and I’m very happy to have him on board, even more so because Chris Armas has also worked with him during his time at New York Red Bulls.”

Sports psychologist Sascha Lense has also been recruited as the Reds look to end 2021 on a positive note with fixtures scheduled against Newcastle United (away, on 27 December) and Burnley (at home, on 30 December).

First-team training resumed at Carrington on Tuesday, with a staggered return of the players, after the matches with Brentford and Brighton & Hove Albion were forced to be postponed.