Two banners will be flown over Old Trafford on Saturday as David Moyes braces himself for the first real show of dissent towards his rule as Manchester United manager.
A group of disgruntled United fans have clubbed together £840 to pay for a banner reading 'Wrong One - Moyes Out' to be flown above Old Trafford in the build-up to United's lunch-time kick-off against Aston Villa.
The message mocks a banner in the Stretford End which proclaims Moyes as 'The Chosen One' - a reference to the fact that Sir Alex Ferguson hand-picked Moyes to be his successor last summer.
The saga took another twist on Friday after it emerged that another banner, trailed from a different plane, will be flown over the stadium at the same time.
Press Association Sport understands that a high-street bookmaker is behind the second banner.
The bookmaker is refusing to reveal the message their plane will drag across the skies, but it is understood to not be favourable towards Moyes.
If those fans who paid for the fly-by thought their stunt would push Moyes towards resignation, they were wrong.
"All it has done is strengthened my resolve to get the job done right," a defiant United manager said at his pre-match press conference on Friday.
"I'm more driven to succeed than ever.
"I want to change the position we're in just now. I really do believe we can do that."
Moyes refused the opportunity to criticise the fans who have planned the 'Moyes Out' stunt.
"I've heard of it and what they're saying about it," he said.
"It's a long journey here and this is just the start of the journey."
How long United fans stay committed to backing Moyes on his "journey" remains to be seen.
There was a whiff of dissent in the air on Tuesday night towards the end of United's miserable 3-0 derby defeat to Manchester City.
One fan had to be escorted from the South Stand after he approached the dugout to vent his anger at the manager.
The Chosen One banner had to be guarded by security men, who feared it may be ripped down.
And even Ferguson received abuse for installing Moyes as he sat in the directors' box.
It was an unsavoury night for Moyes, but he says he has since received messages of support from the United faithful.
"Everywhere I go, I get great support from Manchester United supporters," Moyes said.
"I went to dinner last night for Darren Fletcher and (some fans) came up to me and said: 'keep going, we understand exactly the situation the club and the team is in'.
"They were really supportive and every time I've gone to Old Trafford, the crowd have been great.
"I'm seeing it different to what a lot of people are seeing."
"I'm witnessing great support."
Manchester United: Potential summer transfer targets
Manchester United: Potential summer transfer targets
1/19 Arturo Vidal
The Juventus midfielder is among United's top targets this summer, particularly after impressing for Chile at the World Cup. Having helped his current team secure the Serie A title, Juventus aren't keen on letting him go.
2/19 Marco Reus
Rumoured to be near the top of United's target list, a possible swap deal involving cash and Shinji Kagawa has been mentioned. The Borussia Dortmund player would not be a cheap acquisition, especially given his recent declaration that he wants to stay at Dortmund next season
3/19 Arda Turan
Former manager David Moyes had been seen watching Turan, though his dismissal put a doubt over whether United were still interested. The winger's agent claims an offer has been made, so is the Atletico Madrid winger on his way to Old Trafford?
4/19 Arjen Robben
The Bayern Munich winger has said Van Gaal has offered him a place at Old Trafford if he wants it. Currently he's happy to stay where he is, but things can quickly change.
5/19 Claudio Marchisio
With Paul Pogba highly unlikely to be prised away from Juventus, United's attention could turn to team-mate Claudio Marchisio. The Italian international would provide some class and experience.
6/19 Mats Hummels
With defensive reinforcements high on United's list of priorities, Borussia Dortmund's Mats Hummels has unsurprisingly been linked with a move to Old Trafford. The German has been earmarked as the ideal replacement for the now-departed Rio Ferdinand and after his impressive showing at the World Cup, he's even more desirable.
7/19 Raphael Varane
Raphael Varane has already snubbed United once in his career, opting instead to join Real Madrid. It would surely take a big offer to prise the classy defender away now.
8/19 Seamus Coleman
Reportedly already the subject of a £15m bid, Seamus Coleman could be the man being lined up as the answer to United's problems at right-back.
9/19 William Carvalho
The Sporting Lisbon midfielder has reportedly been watched 15 times by Manchester United, although the £29m asking price could prove a stumbling block. The Portugal international has also been linked with Arsenal.
10/19 Xherdan Shaqiri
Bayern Munich winger Xherdan Shaqiri has struggled to force his way into the first team at the Allianz Arena and could be a target for United as well as rivals Liverpool. His impressive displays for Switzerland this summer could make it harder to prise him away.
11/19 Alex Song
Barcelona are understood to be ready to let the former Arsenal player leave this summer. Could provide some strength to United's midfield. Could also bring embarrassment judging by his behaviour at the World Cup.
12/19 Fabio Coentrao
Supposedly came within hours of signing in January, the Portuguese left back could be brought in to provide back-up to Luke Shaw.
13/19 Julian Draxler
A long time Arsenal target, United are reportedly interested in pinching the young German with a bumper offer. Seems unlikely though. Arsenal also strongly interested.
14/19 Sami Khedira
The Germany international is reportedly being pursued by a host of sides, and United might be wise to get in the mix as they look to add some quality to a fairly feeble looking midfield. Real Madrid appear open to letting him go with the 27-year-old having just one year left on his contract. Arsenal and Chelsea are among the others keen on signing the World Cup winner.
15/19 Edinson Cavani
The Uruguayan hitman would prove pricey and tricky to snatch away from PSG and it seems unlikely United have enough to offer him.
16/19 Luciano Vietto
The Racing Club youngster has been impressing in Argentina for some time although a move directly to United would be something of a surprise.
17/19 Santiago Arias
Should a move for Seamus Coleman fail, PSV defender Arias is reportedly being lined up by United. Played for Colombia throughout the group stage of the World Cup.
18/19 Miralem Pjanic
Rumoured to part of a joint bid including teammate Benatia, the Bosnian midfielder is reportedly another on United's large hit list.
19/19 Kevin Strootman
Van Gaal knows Strootman well from working with him in the Netherlands set-up and has indicated he is interested. Roma are reluctant to sell whilst his recovery from a knee injury may prove a stumbling block.
On the evidence of the defeats against Liverpool and Manchester City though, that support has been for the club and not for Moyes.
The oft-heard "Come on David Moyes" song has disappeared from the repertoire of the singing section inside Old Trafford of late.
Moyes is no fool. He knows open revolt from the fans inside Old Trafford will come if results do not improve soon.
It is a surprising that United fans have stuck with Moyes up to this point given the number of unwanted records he keeps breaking.
The City loss means United will end the season with their lowest points total in Premier League history.
Six home defeats is the worst record of any United side in the last 36 years.
But as many have noted in the last few weeks, the United squad he inherited is hardly one of the greatest in recent memory and Moyes says he needs time and money to rebuild it.
The Scot is sure he will be given time to complete that mission regardless of recent poor results.
"Sir Alex and the board saw fit to give me the job. They felt I was the right man for the job and not for a minute have they seen any different," Moyes said.
"They knew it was a long-term job and I am a manager who would probably see himself in medium to long term. I rebuilt teams right from when I started at Everton. That is my style.
"I think my style is exactly what Manchester United needed and still need.
"People need to understand that it's not just going to happen overnight."
There have been suggestions this week that some United players have become disgruntled with Moyes' training methods.
But when asked whether he retained the support of the playing staff, Moyes said: "Definitely. I've got no reason to suggest anything else.
"They're great, they train great, we work well together, we have a great relationship."
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