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Benni McCarthy links up with Erik ten Hag’s Man United

The legendary striker will play his part in aiding the development of the current crop of attackers at Old Trafford.


Premier League giants Manchester United have, on Saturday, continued to add to the club’s coaching staff with a view to the new campaign.

It has of course proven something of a summer of change on the red half of Manchester.

On the back of the departure of Ralf Rangnick and ensuing appointment of Erik ten Hag as first-team boss, a host of high-profile players, including Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard, were granted departures.

Such exits opened the door for incoming talent, too, with United, thus far, having invested in the signatures of all of Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez and Christian Eriksen.

Evidently, though, those in a position of power at Old Trafford are of the opinion that the restructuring of the club’s first-team setup is not yet complete.

In turn, as alluded to above, a fresh face has been added to the Red Devils’ coaching setup, in the form of Benni McCarthy.

Ex-Porto and Blackburn Rovers hitman McCarthy’s arrival in Manchester was made official on Saturday evening.

The move is understood to have come with a view to the South African taking the likes of Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial under his wing, to aid the efforts of United’s floundering attackers in and around the goal.

Elsewhere, Darren Fletcher has too been afforded a permanent position on Ten Hag’s staff.

The one-time United midfielder will now take up two roles at the club, adding coaching to his current technical director duties.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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