Benni Mccarthy Biography – Age, Career, Manchester United, and Net worthBenni McCarthy is a South African football coach and former player who is a first-team coach at Manchester United.
He is 45 years old.
He previously worked as head coach of South African Premier Division team AmaZulu.
McCarthy made his full international debut for South Africa in a friendly against the Netherlands on 4 June 1997.
Along with veteran Egyptian striker Hossam Hassan, McCarthy was the joint top scorer in the 1998 African Cup of Nations in Burkina Faso with seven goals, including four in 13 minutes against Namibia. In addition, he was named Player of the Tournament.
The 1998 FIFA World Cup in France was the first time South Africa’s national football team had reached the later stages of the competition, and McCarthy was one of their key players. After a 3–0 defeat against eventual champions France, South Africa played their second match against Denmark. Trailing since the 13th minute, McCarthy tied the game at 1–1 in the 52nd minute and gave South Africa a chance for qualification after a 1–1 draw. However, the third match also ended in a draw, against Saudi Arabia, which left the South Africans in third place and eliminated from the competition.
The 2002 World Cup saw history repeating for the South Africans. After a 2–2 draw against Paraguay and a 1–0 victory over Slovenia, McCarthy’s 30th-minute equaliser in the last match against Spain was not enough, as South Africa eventually lost 3–2 and finished with another third place in the group stage.
There was often conflict over McCarthy’s lack of participation in national team matches (whose interests often collide with his club’s) and he actually retired from international matches after the 2002 World Cup. However, he returned to the national team in 2004 and eventually set the record for most international goals for South Africa; McCarthy’s strike in the second half of a 3–0 win against Paraguay in a 2008 friendly eclipsed the previous record of 29 goals held by Shaun Bartlett.
Since the World Cup, Manchester United’s forward and England international football player, Marcus Rashford has been described to be in the “form of his life” as the youngster keeps scoring goals in each match, making him the highest goal scorer in Europe since the World Cup. Last season, Rashford was struggling with his form; he struggled to score up to ten goals throughout the campaign. His renewed form amazed a lot of people and it came as a surprise how his form, the best he’s had in his career, has changed under Manchester United’s new manager, Erik ten Hag. But Rashford’s incredible form has been credited to one man: Benni McCarthy.
Benni McCarthy is an ex-South African football player and coach, who was signed by Erik ten Hag as a first-team coach at Manchester United in July, last year. Benni McCarthy is an example of African excellence in football in Europe. Since joining the club, everything about him has been positive and has added a great deal of improvement to the club. Apart from getting Rashford on the right track, Benni is also part of the managerial suite to end Manchester United’s six-year draught of being trophy-less.
He has an estimated net worth of $6million dollars.