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Benni McCarthy hailed as mastermind behind Manchester United’s derby glory

19:38 GMT+3 14/01/2023
Benni McCarthy training Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United.
Benni McCarthy has been lauded as the mastermind behind Manchester United’s derby victory over Manchester City!

Perhaps predictably, South African supporters have moved quickly to hail Benni McCarthy—and not Erik ten Hag—as the mastermind behind Manchester United’s derby victory over Manchester City on Saturday.

Marcus Rashford, McCarthy’s protégé, was one of the heroes of the encounter, scoring the winner after playing an influential—if controversial—role in Bruno Fernandes’ 78th-minute equaliser.

While Ten Hag has received the lion’s share of the plaudits among the global media, South African Twitter users have not been slow to heap the praise on McCarthy after yet another Rashford masterclass.

  • "He's worked wonders"

  • Master & Student

  • Marcus owes it to Benni

  • Benni doesn't get the credit he deserves

  • Driving Ten Hag's success

  • Benni has woken them up

  • Benni has brought change

  • Benni arrival + Sadio exit = Change in Power

  • Hats off to Benni