David Moyes out: Manchester United fans organise Old Trafford flyover to protest in favour of sacking 'The Chosen One'

A flyover message reading 'Wrong One - Moyes out' has been organised to parade over Old Trafford during the game against Aston Villa on Saturday

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Manchester United fans are set to ramp up their attempts to force the club to sack manager David Moyes after reports emerged they are planning to send a flyover message above Old Trafford calling for his head.

Moyes’ brief upturn in fortunes took a devastating blow on Tuesday night as his side put in one of their worst showing of the season to succumb 3-0 to rivals Manchester City – a result that almost flattered the home side such was City’s domination.

The company that made the prominent ‘The Chosen One’ banner - Stretford End Flags (SEF) - that also features Moyes’ headshot has confirmed that they have no intention of removing it ahead of this weekend’s visit of Aston Villa. But supporters have come together to raise almost £1,000 to front the cost of the flyover via the Red Issue website, with the slogan “Wrong One – Moyes out” set to shadow the Theatre of Dreams.

The move comes after ‘#MoyesOut’ began trending on social media shortly after the Manchester derby defeat, and with the Red Devils a hefty 18 points off the top of the Premier League, they are already guaranteed to secure their worst-ever finish since the inception of the competition in 1992.


In another blow to his credibility, Moyes has seen the usually supportive regional newspaper the Manchester Evening News start a Moyes ‘excuses generator’ compiling his best post-defeat explanations of his nine months in charge at the club.

Supporters also turned on former manager Sir Alex Ferguson on Tuesday night for personally selecting Moyes as his immediate successor, and it appears that whatever support that was left for the 50-year-old is quickly evaporating.