Solskjaer appoints Clegg as new Manchester United power coach


Former Manchester United defender Michael Clegg has been appointed as the club’s new first-team strength and power coach.

The former defender made 16 appearances for United between 1996 and 2001 and played for England Under 21s before going on to hold a similar role with Sunderland following his retirement.

Clegg wrote on Twitter: ‘It’s an honour to be back at the club I love and one of the best clubs in the world. It’s certainly the job of my dreams.

Clegg’s appointment is the latest in a series of first-team coaching moves instigated by Solskjaer, following the re-appointment of Richard Hartis as senior goalkeeping coach last month.

Speaking on the appointments, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “We’ve got some ex-Manchester United people, even ex-players.

“We’ve got Mike Clegg, who I played with. I worked under his dad [Mick] when he was a coach in the gym here.

“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.”


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