Benni McCarthy

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

Five Man United players that Benni McCarthy is OUT-EARNING

Man United first-team coach Benni McCarthy is earning a cool R820k per week. There are five first-team regulars who are earning less!

Benni McCarthy

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

Man United have become a more cohesive attacking unit with Benni McCarthy as a first-team coach.

Benni (in the 18 area) McCarthy is reportedly earning €46,000 a week at United, which equates to around R820,000, or R3.28 million monthly. Not too bad.

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According to a few reports on Man United’s approximate salaries, he’s not doing too badly considering that five first-team stars are earning less than Benni. In Pounds Sterling, this is how McCarthy figures at Old Trafford:

Man United comparative weekly wages

  • David De Gea – £375,000
  • Jadon Sancho – £350,000
  • Casemiro – £300,000
  • Marcus Rashford – £200,000
  • Harry Maguire – £190,000
  • Phil Jones – £ 75,000
  • Benni McCarthy – £40,500
  • Martin Dubravka – £40,000
  • Diogo Dalot – £25,000
  • Facundo Pellistri – £5,000
  • Anthony Elanga – £5,000
  • Alejandro Garnacho – £5,000

Dalot is at the World Cup with Portugal, the same can be said for Pellistri with Uruguay, and young Argentine Alejandro Garnacho’s scintillating recent form will surely earn him improved terms. His current Red Devils deal expires in June 2023.

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Benni in United’s 18 area

You don’t need us to tell you that Benni is a legend in the South African football fraternity. Man United were well aware of his valuable attacking insights and how they could rub off on young players, so they welcomed him onto their first-team coaching staff in July this year. His task is to sharpen the Red Devils up in the final third, and his work with Marcus Rashford of late has been particularly impressive.

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For the majority of 2022, England striker Rashford had looked a disillusioned figure, but the 25-year-old is now back among the goals for club and country. He’s even given Benni big props for that. “Rashy” was on the score sheet for England last night in their win over Wales.

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Benni McCarthy has helped Marcus Rashford rediscover his old Man United form
Benni McCarthy has helped Marcus Rashford rediscover his old form in a Man United jersey. Photo: AFP

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