Darren Fletcher was promoted to Manchester United’s first-team coaching staff on Monday having worked with the Under-16s since October.
The 36-year-old fills a vacancy left by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s long-time assistant Mark Dempsey, who is now working as part of the club’s academy.
Solskjaer said that Fletcher’s knowledge and understanding of United will be an asset in the role but he also hopes that his experiences at West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City will inform his work.
“He’s got the Man United DNA and there was a spot open because Mark Dempsey has moved to the academy. We felt he was so valuable there, he’s been brilliant in the academy and helping out,” Solskjaer said.
“I think it’s also important that we bring ex-players that have been somewhere else.
“I’ve been somewhere else after having worked under Mick Phelan, Sir Alex and Carlos.
“We know one way of the coaching but they’ve been at different clubs and got different ideas.
“Fletch, with his ideas and thoughts, will improve us in the backroom staff.”
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