Solskjaer explains backroom staff changes ahead of new season

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had his say on some new coaching staff arrivals at Old Trafford.

The Norwegian has added former United trainee Michael Clegg to his staff, as well as goalkeeping coach Richard Hartis who he worked with at Molde and Cardiff.

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“You’ve got Mike Clegg, who I played with and had his dad as a coach in the gym here. We’ve got Richard, who I have worked with for seven or eight years, so I’m really close to him,” Solskjaer told the club’s official website.

“And Ed [Leng] has come in as well, in that group of people. He is not a Man United guy, but he’s worked with Warren Joyce – of course, he’s a United guy and I worked with him. They all know what the club is about and what I’m about. They are great people for me to bring in.

It looks like the United boss has looked to bring in familiar faces who understand the club. This is a huge season for the Reds and Solskjaer has altered his backroom staff as he sees fit.

Solskjaer’s right-hand man, assistant coach Mike Phelan will still also undoubtedly have a huge influence again next season.

The Reds fly out on their summer tour of Australia on July 8th, where they face Perth Glory and Leeds United

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