LEGENDS PROFILE

Brian McClair

Born : 08 Dec 1963
Signed : 01 Jul 1987
Debut : 15 Aug 1987 v Southampton (A) League
Goals total : 127
Appearances total : 471
Position: : Forward
Left United : 01 Jul 1998  

not elude McClair for long, however. He was the only man on target when United won the European Super Cup against Red Star Belgrade in 1991 and the League Cup at Nottingham Forest's expense in 1992. These honours extended his already impressive CV - with previous club Celtic, he won the Scottish Cup in 1985 and the Championship in 1986. He was Scotland's Player of the Year in 1987.

The prolific striker became a bustling midfield player following Eric Cantona's arrival. One of the greatest goals from the mid-1990s - Eric's audacious chip against Sunderland at Old Trafford - was created by McClair's energetic run and measured pass.

McClair achieved his league title ambition with United in 1993 and won the club's first Double in 1994 when, as a substitute, he scored the last goal in the FA Cup Final win over Chelsea. Prior to leaving in 1998, McClair won another Double in 1996 and another title in 1997, albeit with a decreasing number of appearances. After cutting his coaching teeth at Motherwell and then Blackburn, McClair returned to United in 2001 for the start of a successful career in the backroom staff.

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