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Manchester United fans to fly “Wrong One-Moyes Out” banner over Old Trafford on Saturday

Mar 27, 2014, 11:09 AM EST

The Chosen One

“Wrong One – Moyes Out”.

That’s the banner that, according to The Guardian, a group of Manchester United supporters are set to fly over Old Trafford during Saturday’s match against Aston Villa.

The banner represents the latest attempt by United fans to voice their ire over manager David Moyes‘ troubled season at Old Trafford.

Following last Tuesday’s 3-0 loss to rivals Manchester City, a number of isolated incidents were reported inside United’s ground including a steward having to usher one fan away from the dugout area, Sir Alex Ferguson being verbally abused and threats of tearing down “The Choosen One” banner in the Stretford End that bears Moyes’ face.

Scrutiny over the 50-year-old’s management of the club has been steadily increasing throughout their troubled season where they currently sit 7th in the table, 18 points adrift of leader’s Chelsea. It’s this poor domestic form that has already guaranteed United their worst-ever return in the Premier League era.

Despite fan backlash the club has publicly stated that Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor will be granted at least a second season as manager. These statements were brought into question yesterday, however, when Goal.com’s Duncan Castles reported that United’s senior hierarchy was “evaluating all possibilities” in trying to put an end to the club’s free-fall under Moyes.

The planned banner fly-over is the brain-child of supporters participating in the Red Issue forum, who came together to raise nearly $1,400 to pull off the stunt.

United and Villa kick-off Saturday at 8:00am ET on NBCSN.

 

  1. footballer4ever - Mar 27, 2014 at 1:10 PM

    I feel bad for Moyes, other than upset, but it’s showing this is a big ship is too much for him to handle. The fact Ferguson made him “The Chosen One” to replace him is making things worse. Coaches changes will take a hit and transitio. Time is needed, but when dealing with worlwide football clubs like ManU, FCB, Bayern Munich etc; there is no luxury time to let a freightliner to sink so it can float again. This Moyes experiment should be extinguished already.

  2. dfstell - Mar 27, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    Love it!

  3. dws110 - Mar 27, 2014 at 4:23 PM

    I’m trying to name any other manager in the world who could have stepped into Fergie’s shoes and come anywhere close to meeting the expectations of United fans.

    It’s a completely futile exercise.

  4. mdac1012 - Mar 27, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    It’s tough being the guy who replaces the legend. It’s a lot easier to be the guy who replaces the guy, who replaced the legend.

  5. gpry - Mar 27, 2014 at 7:37 PM

    5 more years, 5 more years

  6. footballer4ever - Mar 28, 2014 at 12:14 AM

    @dws110

    Don’t have to go far. Look at Pep Guardiola with Bayern. He arrived after last coach won the treble and Club world championship. You don’t see Bayern Munich crumbling down like a cookie.

    • debonosdumplings - Mar 28, 2014 at 8:41 AM

      Bayern Munich don’t crumble like a

    • debonosdumplings - Mar 28, 2014 at 8:46 AM

      Bayern Munich

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