A group of Manchester United supporters are ready to rip down the banner labelling manager David Moyes as “The Chosen One” if the Red Devils fail to beat Olympiakos at Old Trafford this evening.
Moyes is under intense pressure after a disastrous debut campaign in the Manchester United hot seat - and disillusioned supporters are now planning to remove the 10-metre, red-and-white banner that hangs in the Stretford End if they watch their side suffer Champions League elimination at the hands of the Greek champions, according to the Mirror.
Manchester United must overturn a 2-0 deficit in order to advance to the Champions League quarter-finals after a dismal first-leg performance in Piraeus, while Moyes must ensure that his players step onto the pitch in confident mood following the morale-sapping 3-0 defeat to fierce rivals Liverpool, which took place at Old Trafford just three days ago.
If United are eliminated from the Champions League this evening, then Moyes will end his first season in charge of the Premier League giants without a single major trophy. Meanwhile, with a top-four finish now out of the question, the best Moyes can hope for is to end the season inside the top six, which would guarantee Europa League football for the 2014/15 campaign.
After two decades of success, however, United fans expected much more from former Everton boss Moyes; and a group of fans have threatened to pull down “The Chosen One” banner - which looks more ridiculous with each passing week - if Stretford End Flags, the group responsible for making it, do not remove it first.
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