Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag provides ANOTHER former Ajax star to his Previous Trafford group as Benny McCarthy joins his teaching employees… with boyhood Crimson Devils fan tasked with getting the membership’s ahead line firing
- Manchester United have added Benny McCarthy to their teaching employees
- The previous Blackburn and West Ham striker is the membership’s new first-team coach
- The South African will concentrate on working with United’s present ahead line
Manchester United have added former Premier League hitman Benni McCarthy to their backroom employees as a first-team coach.
The 44-year-old stepped down as coach of Durban-based AmaZulu in March after serving to them qualify for the CAF Champions League, however has now joined Erik ten Hag’s facet.
The South African, a boyhood fan of the Crimson Devils, is a detailed buddy of Ten Hag’s assistant Mitchell van der Gaag and joins former England boss Steve McClaren on the employees at United, the place he’ll be specializing in working with the membership’s strikers.
South African legend Benny McCarthy has been added to Manchester United’s teaching employees
Erik ten Hag has already appointed former England supervisor Steve McClaren (proper) to his employees
McCarthy loved a six-year spell within the Premier League at Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United throughout the late 2000s.
He additionally received two Eredivisie titles and two home cups with Ajax in addition to stints at Celta Vigo and most notably Porto, the place he was a part of Jose Mourinho’s Champions League successful facet in 2004.
It was McCarthy who scored twice in opposition to Manchester United in that notorious Champions League semi-final for the Portuguese facet.
McCarthy spent six years within the Premier League, the place he performed for Blackburn and West Ham
The striker helped Porto knock Manchester United out of the 2004 Champions League
That victory within the Estadio do Dragao led to Mourinho’s well-known dance down the Previous Trafford touchline within the return leg after his group knocked United out of the Champions League.
McCarthy recalled: ‘I help Man United and all the time wished to play for them.
‘I cherished gamers like Mark Hughes, Andy Cole and Ryan Giggs. So I used to be heartbroken to attain twice.
‘My dream was to attain as soon as at Previous Trafford – to not knock United out.
‘I obtained hammered by Jose Mourinho after the sport as a result of I wasn’t very glad. He advised me that if I did not cheer up, I would by no means play in his group once more.’
McCarthy might be tasked in getting Manchester United’s attackers firing into subsequent season
McCarthy is a self-confessed boyhood Manchester United fan and wished to play for the membership
The Cape City-born star received 79 caps for South Africa throughout his glittering profession and is his nation’s report goal-scorer with 31 targets.
McCarthy might be tasked in getting the United front-line of Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Jadon Sancho firing as they stay up for the season opener at residence to Brighton subsequent Sunday.
Nevertheless, it’s nonetheless not clear if the South African might be working with United’s wished striker Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese star returned to the membership this week however stays adamant he needs to go away to affix a group enjoying within the Champions League.
Ronaldo was by far and away United’s prime scorer final season, netting 24 targets in