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New Man Utd coach Sharp explains playing style importance

Ewan Sharp was on Manchester United training pitches at Carrington this morning.

Sharp's appointment as assistant coach was announced earlier in the day after moving from Lokomotiv Moscow.

The Scot, when with New York Red Bulls, has spoken about how important it is to have a clear and recognisable style of play.

He said, "Our style is something which is really well communicated throughout the organisation, the characteristics we look for in first-team players. We try to instil that in the academy players, the USL adopts a very similar shape and playing style to the first-team.

"In my role this is hugely beneficial, it helps me in opposition analysis, post-game analysis, the way I go about communicating with players. Without it, it would be very difficult to know what to look for when looking at games.

"For me, the biggest benefit of having this well-defined playing style is the players are clear of their expectations, they know what the coaching staff is looking for and what is expected of them when they go out and perform."


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