Manchester United confirm deal for performance analyst Ewan Sharp to join the coaching staff, with the ex-Toronto coach having worked with boss Ralf Rangnick – and new assistant Chris Armas – twice before

Ralf Rangnick has continued to make his mark on Manchester United by bringing in Ewan Sharp as the club’s new assistant coach and analyst.

Sharp is the third addition to United’s back-room staff since Rangnick became interim manager last month following the arrivals of assistant coach Chris Armas and sports psychologist Sascha Lense.

The Scotsman has followed Rangnick to Old Trafford from Lokomotiv Moscow just a month after taking up a coaching role in the Russian capital.

Sharp, who arrived at United’s Carrington training ground in the same car as Rangnick to start his new job on Wednesday, has previously worked with Armas at New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC.

His appointment is the latest change to United’s coaching set-up since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked last month.

Both of Solskjaer’s first-team coaches, Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna, have since left the club. Carrick stepped down after three games as caretaker boss and McKenna has taken over as manager at Ipswich Town.

It’s unclear if the contracts signed by Sharp, Armas and Lense extend beyond the end of the season when Rangnick’s spell as interim manager is due to end and he will take up a two-year consultancy role at Old Trafford.

Meanwhile, the majority of United’s squad are back in training after the club’s last two games were postponed due to a Covid outbreak.

First-team operations resumed on Tuesday and Marcus Rashford said on Wednesday: ‘There are only a couple of players left who will be coming in tomorrow so we’ve pretty much got the full squad back.’