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Coleraine hosting United legend McClair


By Robert Jones

Coleraine have announced an event with former Manchester United player Brian McClair.

The Scotsman will be presenting awards to all Academy age groups on Friday, May 24, before answering questions in the Social Club from 8pm.

The 55-year-old started his career on the books of Aston Villa before joining Motherwell, and it was at Fir Park he rose to prominence after netting against Old Firm rivals Rangers and Celtic.

That resulted in a switch to Parkhead, where McClair lifted a Scottish league title and Scottish Cup. In 1987, he joined Manchester United and became the first player since George Best to score 20 league goals for the Reds.

McClair achieved his league title ambition with United in 1993 and won the club's first Double in 1994 when he scored in the FA Cup Final win over Chelsea. McClair won another Double in 1996 and another title in 1997.

McClair spent nine years as a Director of the Youth Academy at Old Trafford, prior to being appointed by the Scottish Football Association in February 2015 as their national performance director. Entry for the Q&A event will be £5 with all proceeds going towards the Bannsiders' participation in this year's SuperCup NI tournament.

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