Manchester United have officially confirmed the arrival of Benni McCarthy as a first-team coach.
Earlier on Saturday, Robert Marawa had first reported the news but there had been no official confirmation from the club.
However, the club now confirmed the news that McCarthy would join the technical team of Erik Ten Hag this evening.
“Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has added to his backroom team with the appointment of Benni McCarthy as a first-team coach,” the club said in a statement.
“The former South Africa striker was a boyhood Reds fan and scored twice against us for Porto in the 2003/04 Champions League knockout stages.
“I support Man United and always wanted to play for them,” he once said. “I loved players like Mark Hughes, Andy Cole and Ryan Giggs.”
“The 44-year-old also represented the likes of Ajax, Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United during his distinguished career.
Welcoming a new face to our coaching team…
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) July 30, 2022
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