Manchester United have officially confirmed the arrival of two new staff members in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s backroom, at the AON training complex.
Former Red Devils, Michael Clegg, who made 16 appearances for us from 1996-2001, has been confirmed as the new first-team strength and power coach and the 41-year-old was visibly happy by the news.
The other appointment is that of Ed Leng who will take the job of the first-team lead sports scientist.
While, not a Manchester United guy, he’s a close friend of the manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer which should be an advantage.
The gaffer was obviously chuffed with the news and said the following during an interview with the official website:
“We’ve got some ex-Manchester United people, even ex-players,“ Ole revealed in our exclusive pre-season interview.
“We’ve got Mike Clegg, who I played with. I worked under his dad [Mick] when he was a coach in the gym here.
”We’ve got Richard [Hartis] who I have worked with before for seven or eight years, so I’m really close to him.
“And Ed has come in as well, in that group of people. He’s not a Man United guy but he has worked with Warren Joyce, who is of course 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.”
Credits: Manutd official
Manchester United are looking to bring back the glory days of the past, and in Solskjaer’s own words, “bring back the Manchester United way”.
There already has been a visible shift in the transfer policy of the Red Devils with the club aiming to sign young, British players who have an appetite for a fight and 100% commitment and respect for the club.
Now, appointing staff members in the backroom, who are already familiar with the Old Trafford ways should only help us in achieving our goals. Right? Or are we expecting too much too soon?