Cape Town - South Africa’ very own Benni McCarthy will now be an integral part of Manchester United after it was announced that he would be on of the first team coaches.
McCarthy will specialise in coaching attacking plays and positioning at the Red Devils.
The news initially broke on Twitter and United confirmed it late on Saturday night which saw football fans excitedly debate just what McCarthy’s new role will entail.
Duma Mazibuko was amused at the fact the former Bafana Bafana’s striker would be coaching the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo.
One Twitter user couldn’t believe that fact that McCarthy would be training Ronaldo.
Benni McCarthy is Ronaldo’s attacking coach what a world we live in— Inatsi (@InatsiMathenjwa) July 31, 2022
Another Twitter user joked he is ready for the entertainment this new appointment will bring.
So Benni McCarthy is going to coach Cristiano Ronaldo ….. I’ll get the popcorn ready 🍿 https://t.co/LVno9DkPKo— michael hollick (@mikehollick) July 31, 2022
Former Bafana and United player Quinton Fortune congratulated McCarthy on his appointment.
👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 https://t.co/rLj3akvJXd— Quinton Fortune ️ (@QuintonFortune) July 31, 2022
Meanwhile, Manchester United coach Erik ten Hag confirmed that Ronaldo would be returning for their final pre-season game against Rayo Vallecano today.
There has been plenty of speculation as to where the star winger will be playing in the new season. According to reports from the UK, Ronaldo wants to leave because he wants to play Champions League football.
The Portugal international, did not play in the team’s tour of Thailand and Australia and was was absent in Saturday's 1-0 friendly defeat to Atletico Madrid in Oslo.