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'Chosen One' banner taken down at Old Trafford

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David Moyes' 'Chosen One' banner has been removed from Old Trafford following his sacking on Tuesday, reports The Guardian.

Stretford End Flags - the supporters group whose banners adorn the Stretford End - announced that the banner had been taken down via their twitter feed.

As David Moyes' disastrous season unfolded, many rival fans began to mock the banner which was commissioned after Sir Alex Ferguson hand-picked Moyes to take over after his retirement.

Sir Alex certainly got many things right during his illustrious 27-year reign but picking Moyes to take over has to go down as one of his biggest mistakes. His fellow Scotsman was sacked less than 10 months into his six-year contract after leading United to their worst ever points tally in the Premier League.

Many began to call it the worst title defence ever but no-one could foresee United finishing out of the top four and missing out on a UEFA Champions League place.

It is true that Moyes had performed well under-par as the man to replace Sir Alex but did he really deserve to be sacked? Everybody knew that a period of transition would have to take place after the retirement of arguably the best manager of all time and perhaps this season was that period.

On the other hand, could the Glazer family entrust a reported £150 million with a man who could only manage one win against last season's top six?

With the likes of Louis Van Gaal and Jurgen Klopp among the frontrunners to replace Moyes, does the future look brighter for the champions or will the decision to sack him turn out to be a big mistake?

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