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

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.

Read more: Moyes is safe at United.... for now
Former United favourites sticking the boot into Moyes
Even Keane and Neville would fall silent when Scholes spoke

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.

Read more: 'Class of 92' linked with takeover
United fans organising 'Moyes Out' flyover
Fellaini claims Zabaletta 'bounced his jaw into my elbow'

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.

Suggested Topics
PROMOTED VIDEO
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
Life and Style
Phillips Idowu, Stella McCartney and Jessica Ennis
fashionMcCartney to continue designing Team GB Olympics kit until 2016
Sport
Shinji Kagawa and Reece James celebrate after the latter scores in Manchester United's 7-0 victory over LA Galaxy
football
Voices
voicesGood for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, writes Grace Dent
Sport
Farah returns to the track with something to prove
Commonwealth games
Life and Style
fashion Designs are part of feminist art project by a British student
Caption competition
Caption competition
Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?

Bleacher Report

Daily Quiz
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

Day In a Page

Backhanders, bribery and abuses of power have soared in China as economy surges

Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform
Climate change threatens to make the antarctic fur seal extinct

Take a good look while you can

How climate change could wipe out this seal
Should emergency hospital weddings be made easier for the terminally ill?

Farewell, my lovely

Should emergency hospital weddings be made easier?
Man Booker Prize 2014 longlist: Crowdfunded novel nominated for first time

Crowdfunded novel nominated for Booker Prize

Paul Kingsnorth's 'The Wake' is in contention for the prestigious award
Vladimir Putin employs a full-time food taster to ensure his meals aren't poisoned

Vladimir Putin employs a full-time food taster

John Walsh salutes those brave souls who have, throughout history, put their knives on the line
Tour de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters to Yorkshire

Tour de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters to Yorkshire

A $25m thriller starring Sam Worthington to be made in God's Own Country
Will The Minerva Project - the first 'elite' American university to be launched in a century - change the face of higher learning?

Will The Minerva Project change the face of higher learning?

The university has no lecture halls, no debating societies, no sports teams and no fraternities. Instead, the 33 students who have made the cut at Minerva, will travel the world and change the face of higher learning
The 10 best pedicure products

Feet treat: 10 best pedicure products

Bags packed and all prepped for holidays, but feet in a state? Get them flip-flop-ready with our pick of the items for a DIY treatment
Commonwealth Games 2014: Great Scots! Planes and pipers welcome in Glasgow's Games

Commonwealth Games 2014

Great Scots! Planes and pipers welcome in Glasgow's Games
Jack Pitt-Brooke: Manchester City and Patrick Vieira make the right stand on racism

Jack Pitt-Brooke

Manchester City and Patrick Vieira make the right stand on racism