Manchester United midfielder Christian Eriksen has added his voice of praise to the work Benni McCarthy is doing in helping Manchester United’s attackers. 

Bafana Bafana record goalscorer Benni McCarthy joined Premier League giants Manchester United in July when he was appointed as one of three first team coaches under manager Erik ten Hag to specialise in “coaching attacking plays and positioning.”


The former Cape Town City and AmaZulu head coach, who has also taken a more hands-on approach with the club’s Portuguese-speaking contingent, has made a positive impact during his brief time at Old Trafford where a number of players have been left impressed by his approach.

“He has brought in, first of all, some humour. He’s a very good man, coming in,” Eriksen said during an interview which recently aired on SuperSport TV.

“You can see that he’s helping the attackers to do a lot with finishing, a lot of things.

“Of course, it is early in the season, so there are not many things you are going to pick up as soon, or as quick, but he has come in and I think the group is taking good care of him.”


Eriksen is the second Manchester United player to laud McCarthy’s impact in recent times after teammate Bruno Fernandes previously highlighted the contributions made by the former FC Porto and Blackburn Rovers star.

“It’s been really nice [working with him],” Fernandes said. “It’s a pleasure for me because as a young player, I watched him in Portugal playing for Porto and scoring many goals and it was a joy to see him.

“Having him here now, for many of my friends and family who support Porto, it will be good for them that they can come to Manchester and see him and get a photo with him and everything.

“And obviously working with him, he’s a really funny person, always positive, he brings a good energy on the dressing room and on the training ground.

He was quality as a player and he’s quality as a manager because we do many drills, from finishing and headers that he did really well when he was playing, so he can hopefully help us to score some goals.” 


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