South African legend Benni McCarthy has been appointed as a First team coach for English Premier League giants Manchester United.
McCarthy scored 31 goals in 79 games for South Africa and will hope to pass on his skills to Man United forwards.
In a blistering career, McCarthy also scored twice against Man United for FC Porto en-route to winning their 2003/4 Champions League title then under Jose Mourinho.
He is the latest addition on Eric Ten Haag’s backroom staff that also Darren Fletcher.
“The ex-forward will specialise in coaching attacking plays and positioning,” reads a statement in part, on Man United website.
McCarthy recently left his role as Amazulu coach after helping his side finish second in the league, and he was later named the PSL Coach of the season.
It’s strong to note that Man United scored just 57 goals in the league last season, a big gap from Man City and Liverpool who collected 99 and 94 goals.
McCarthy, 44, a United fan, played FC Porto Ajax, Blackburn Rovers and West Ham United among others.
Man United Backroom Staff:
•Manager – Erik ten Hag
•Assistant – Mitchell van der Gaag
•Assistant – Steve McClaren
•Coach – Eric Ramsay
•Coach – Darren Fletcher
•Coach – Benni McCarthy
•GK Coach – Craig Mawson
•GK Coach – Richard Hartis