How Brian McClair left future Manchester City Director Txiki Bergiristain ‘disgusted’ after the 1991 Cup Winners’ Cup final

Brian McClair 1991 European Cup Winners' Cup
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When Manchester United beat Barcelona 2-1 in the European Cup Winners' Cup final in 1991 at the Stadion Feijenoord in Rotterdam, Mark Hughes had scored both goals for the English side to hand them their first European trophy in 23 years. 

Brian McClair and Mike Phelan both played the full 90 minutes for Sir Alex Ferguson's side, but were subsequently called in by UEFA to complete a random drug test, meaning they couldn't celebrate the victory immediately afterwards like their teammates. 

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Ryan Dabbs
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Ryan is a staff writer for FourFourTwo, joining the team full-time in October 2022. He first joined Future in December 2020, working across FourFourTwo, Golf Monthly, Rugby World and Advnture's websites, before eventually earning himself a position with FourFourTwo permanently. After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in Journalism and Communications, Ryan earned a NCTJ qualification to further develop as a writer while a Trainee News Writer at Future.