McKenna, Carrick and Dempsey retained by Manchester United

L to R: Alvarez, Carrick, Phelan, Solskjaer, McKenna and Dempsey

L to R: Alvarez, Carrick, Phelan, Solskjaer, McKenna and Dempsey

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has confirmed that Michael Carrick, Kieran McKenna and Mark Dempsey will remain on his Manchester United coaching staff next season.

Along with assistant manager Mike Phelan, who signed a three-year deal on Friday, and goalkeeping coach Emilio Alvarez, who has been with the club since July 2016, they complete the Norwegian's inner circle at the club.

Carrick and McKenna joined the first team staff under Jose Mourinho at the start of the season, while Dempsey arrived with Solskjaer in December.

“They are all going to stay,” Solskjaer said. “I think that's important, that we keep that team going forward. We do bounce off each other and they are some excellent coaches.

“Kieran, with his 32 years of age, you'd think he's had 32 years in coaching. Demps - I've worked with him now since 2011 when I moved back to Norway, he came with me to Molde.

“He's a Manchester United lad through and through, he came through with Norman Whiteside and Mark Hughes in that youth team. I think he was captain and he played once for the first team. He knows what this means.

“Michael - what can I say that no-one else knows about Michael? When he came in, it was my last season as a player so I played with him for one year.

“He's a personality I can really connect with.”

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