Darren Fletcher defends ‘fantastic’ Manchester United set-piece coach

Manchester United have had glaring weaknesses all over the pitch this season.

The defence, midfield and attack all need to improve.

But our poor record from set-pieces this season has led to criticism directed at set-piece coach Eric Ramsey, though United’s technical director Darren Fletcher claims the former Chelsea youth team coach is actually doing a good job.

“People only give the one narrative about scoring from set-pieces,” Fletcher told ManUtd.com. “The biggest reason Eric was brought in was because we were conceding too many goals from set-pieces. We have really improved our defending from set-pieces and wide free-kicks this season. Eric is a fantastic coach.”

Most fans will point to how the Reds didn’t score from a corner kick all season until two weeks ago, during the 5-2 win over Leeds United, but Fletcher stresses how Ramsey has helped the side in their bid to concede less goals from set-piece situations.

It would still be fair to say Ramsey has not had the desired impact in terms of goals scored from set-pieces, but that can be worked on as it seems Fletcher is happy with his defensive work to date.

Fingers crossed we can win the derby on Sunday from a corner in stoppage time. That would lead to a flurry of praise for Ramsey!

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