Inside Benni’s Relationship With Ten Hag At Manchester United
South Africa legend Benni McCarthy has been making waves at Manchester United since joining the club as the strikers’ coach in July 2022. McCarthy’s arrival has had a positive impact on the team, particularly on Marcus Rashford, who has been in top form this season. In a recent interview with iDiski Times, McCarthy spoke highly of United manager Erik Ten Hag and shared his experience working under him.
Working with Ten Hag
McCarthy has been impressed with Ten Hag’s character, describing him as a complete gentleman in the game with a clear vision of what he wants to achieve with the team. He has also praised the manager’s tactical knowledge, saying he is “top-notch” in terms of the way he wants to play.
The former South African international has been keen to learn from the Dutchman and has been arriving early in the mornings to soak up as much knowledge as he can.
Contributing and Learning
McCarthy has also been keen to contribute to the team, not just learn from the coaching staff. He believes he has valuable insights to offer from his experience as a player and coach and is determined to make a positive impact at Old Trafford.
He said, “I’m not just here to learn, but to contribute as well. Putting my weight in and putting in what I know about the game. So contributing as much as learning.”
Manchester United’s Season
This season, Manchester United has already won the Carabao Cup and secured a place in the FA Cup final, where they will face rivals Manchester City. Although they have fallen short in the Premier League title race, McCarthy and the Red Devils are still aiming to secure a third-place finish on the table. Their next assignment will be against Tottenham Hotspur in the league on Thursday.