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From Bafana to Man U: a look at Benni McCarthy's road to the Red Devils

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Benni McCarthy has risen through the ranks to join Manchester United as a coach. (PHOTO: Getty Images)
Benni McCarthy has risen through the ranks to join Manchester United as a coach. (PHOTO: Getty Images)

How it started: playing soccer in the streets of Hanover Park in the Cape Flats.

How it’s going: coaching Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford. There’s no two ways about it – Benni McCarthy has plenty to be proud of after being appointed a first-team coach at English Premier League club Manchester United. 

New manager Erik ten Hag wanted the former Bafana star’s particular mix of skills.

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