Dundee United have announced a series of tributes that the club will pay to their greatest ever manager Jim McLean, who died last month.

The upcoming game against St Johnstone is the first that Dundee United will play at home since McLean’s death, and unsurprisingly the club are set to mark the passing of such an important figure in a variety of ways.

Players will wear special t-shirts

The United players will wear t-shirts in honour of McLean before the game. There will be a minute’s applause before the game kicks off.

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Former Dundee United manager Jim McLean (Photo by David Cannon/Allsport/Getty Images)

A co-ordinated applause will take place in the 83rd minute. That marks the year Dundee United were Premier League champions of Scotland, in 1983.

There will also be a commemorative programme playing tribute to the man which can be purchased online. It will also be sold in selected shops. The club is also looking to raise money for Alzheimer’s Scotland. A share of the profits from any pay-per-view purchases of the game will go to that charity. A share of the profits from the aforementioned programme will also g to charity.

A shame no fans can pay tribute

It is just a pity that fans cannot be there at the game in their thousands to pay tribute to a Scottish football legend. No doubt if things were normal, many players from McLean’s time at Dundee United could have attended and paid tribute.

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Dundee United’s Premier League Champions league flag from 1983 (Photo by Rob Casey / SNS Group via Getty Images)

Sadly it is not to be. However, you can only applaud the tributes that United have put in place. Especially those which are going to raise money for charity. It promises to be a memorable day at Tannadice.

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