Some Manchester United fans have finally
lost their patience with David Moyes; others
have vented their spleen at Alex Ferguson;
and stewards were forced to protect ‘The
Chosen One’ banner from irate supporters at
Old Trafford – here are the main stories
making headlines in today’s newspapers.
Furious Manchester United fans turned on David
Moyes and Alex Ferguson during Tuesday night’s
3-0 reverse against neighbours Manchester City at
Old Trafford, according to reports.
The Daily Mail claims that some angry fans had to
be restrained by stewards and then escorted away
by security staff with one in particular ranting at
manager Moyes as the Scot was sat on the home
bench. Ferguson too bore the brunt of some
disgruntled fans’ ire, apparently for his role in
recommending Moyes as his successor, while
stewards had to guard a banner which hangs in the
Stretford End and declares Moyes ‘The Chosen
One’, to prevent fans from ripping it down at full-
United fans, certainly match-going supporters,
have been hugely patient so far this season and
any discord there may have been has been largely
kept under wraps. However, when heavy defeat
(and humiliation) against Liverpool is swiftly
followed by heavy defeat (and further humiliation)
against City, off the back of some other abysmal
results throughout the season, it is entirely
understandable some fans can’t take it anymore.
That stewards had to guard that controversial
banner at the end of the game says it all, really.
How long will it survive now? How long will Moyes
survive? You can’t help but get the feeling that the
fate of the two are somehow inexorably linked.
Do you Think David Moyes is Truly “The Chosen