Man Utd legend slammed car door on team-mate and ran away after blazing row during lift home

MANCHESTER UNITED legend Gary Pallister slammed a car door in a fit of rage during an argument with team-mate Brian McClair, it has been revealed.

Pallister, 57, and McClair, 59, were team-mates for nine years between 1989 and 1998.

GettyBrian McClair, left, alongside David Beckham, centre, and Gary Pallister in the 1994 Champions League[/caption]

Twitter / @BanditBusMcClair, right, is unrecognisable from his playing days[/caption]

They won four Premier League titles together, dominating the mid-1990s under Sir Alex Ferguson.

But it was not always smooth sailing for Fergie’s boys during that golden age at Old Trafford.

And ex-Man Utd and Scotland forward McClair has spoken about how he sometimes wound other players up – citing an incident with Pallister as an example.

Speaking to The Telegraph, he said: “The other players say they never got my sense of humour. I take that as an accolade.

“In the dressing room plenty of things I said were said to find things out about them. I was interested in what made them tick.

“I was always happy to start a debate. A lot of players want to win at that.

“I remember Gary Pallister in particular always wanted to get the last word.

“I was giving him a lift home once. We were having a chat and I deliberately wouldn’t agree with him.


“When we got to his house, he jumped out the car, shouting at me, slamming the door and running off up his drive so I couldn’t respond. I laughed all the way home.”

McClair and Pallister both left United in 1998 after racking up nearly 800 appearances between them.

Frustratingly for the pair, the club would go on to win the treble the following season.

Pallister finished his career with a three-year stint at Middlesbrough.

McClair headed back to Scotland for the final six months of his career as he returned to Motherwell 15 years after departing for Celtic.