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Benni McCarthy can be proud of the work he’s doing at Old Trafford. Image: @kickoffmagazine / Twitter.

Why Benni McCarthy could be in line for the assistant manager role at Man United

Benni McCarthy is earning valuable coaching experience with Man United in the Premier League and he could climb be climbing the ranks at Old Trafford.

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Benni McCarthy can be proud of the work he’s doing at Old Trafford. Image: @kickoffmagazine / Twitter.

Benni McCarthy is excelling in his role as Man United first-team coach, but can he climb higher in the ranks at Old Trafford? Let’s take a look at his credentials.

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Benni McCarthy already has a stellar CV

With management experience at AmaZulu and Cape Town City under his belt, Benni is already aware of the rigours of first-team management. Now, with valuable first-team coaching experience at Man United, he’s sharpened his man-management skills even further. Trusted with improving Man United’s attacking football in the final third, we’ve seen the resurgence of Marcus Rashford and the emergence of teenager Alejandro Garnacho. Man United’s forwards coach is working wonders.

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Benni McCarthy, goal-scorer supreme. Image: Goal

Could Benni reach even greater heights at Man United?

United boss Erik Ten Hag brought Dutchman Mitchell van der Gaag and experienced Englishman Steve McClaren to Old Trafford as his assistants. Could Benni displace one of them? Perhaps. United have won nine matches on the bounce, their longest winning streak since 2016-17 under Jose Mourinho, and their next outing in the Premier League is away to leaders Arsenal in a mouthwatering clash this Sunday.

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Benni McCarthy, a man who is very popular with Man United’s first team players, will be relishing the challenge.

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Do you think that Benni McCarthy will climb the ranks at Man United and become their assistant boss? It’s on the cards!

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