Date: 21st January 2016 at 4:40pm
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A series where we, as the title suggest; get to know the legends associated with Manchester United.

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.