It was a similar story in the European Cup Winners' Cup the following season - McClair scored against every team that United faced until the final, when Hughes took over with his brilliant brace against Barcelona.
Cup Final winners would 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. Scotland's Player of the Year in
1987, he joined United for a fee of £850,000.
The prolific striker became a bustling midfield player following 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,