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United Legends - Brian McClair

United Legends - Brian McClair
A series where we, as the title suggest; get to know the legends associated with Manchester United.

Name - Brian John McClair

Date of Birth - 8th December 1963

Place of Birth - Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Position -
Forward
Midfielder

Senior career -
1980-1981 - Aston Villa
1981-1983 - Motherwell
1983-1987 - Celtic
1987-1998 - Manchester United
1998 - Motherwell

International Career -
1983-1985 - Scotland U21
1986-1993 - Scotland
1990 - Scotland B

Teams managed -
1998-1999 - Blackburn Rovers (assistant)
2006-2015 - Manchester United (Director of Youth Academy)

Interesting Facts -
1 -McClair is the current Performance Director of the Scottish Football Association.

2 - Whilst playing for Motherwell, McClair was studying mathematics at the University of Glasgow.

3 - McClair was
given the nickname 'Choccy` during his career, due to the fact his surname rhymes with 'chocolate éclair`.

4 - There was a large dispute between Celtic and Manchester United over McClair`s transfer fee. Celtic initially wanted £2 million for him, whilst Manchester United offer only £400,000. The fee was finally settled at £850,000 in July 1987.

5 - McClair gained 39 appearances for the Scottish National team between 1983 and 1993. He scored a total of 4 goals.

Writer:Charlie Bacchus
Date:Thursday January 21 2016
Time: 4:40PM

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