Set piece coach Eric Ramsay set to stay at Manchester United under Ten Hag
Manchester United set piece coach Eric Ramsay is set to stay at the club under Erik ten Hag, report The Times.
Ramsay faced criticism this season after United failed to score a single corner kick between August and February.
United have since scored three in total, with Harry Maguire heading in a corner against Leeds to break the duck.
Cristiano Ronaldo then scored headers from corners in hat-tricks against Tottenham Hotspur and Norwich City to take the total to three.
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The Times reports Ramsay’s ability to speak multiple languages adds to his skill set and United want to keep him.
Ramsay was hired last summer under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, tasked with working on set pieces and individual development.
Most worryingly last season the team conceded 14 from set pieces, the second worst record in the league.
This season United have only conceded six goals from set pieces in the Premier League, which indicates some of the work Ramsay has implemented has been working, from that perspective.
United’s record defensively may be poor this season, but the set piece record in that regard is the sixth best in the league.
With two set piece goals in United’s last two league home games, offensively his work is beginning to pay off too.
Speaking about Ramsay last month, technical director Darren Fletcher offered his backing, an indication why he will be retained under Eric ten Hag.
Fletcher told a United’s Fans’ Forum: “People only give the one narrative about scoring from set-pieces. 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.”
Ramsay previously worked at Shrewsbury Town and with Chelsea’s under-23 side before United brought him on board.