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Manchester United fans auction off David Moyes banner

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Manchester United fans are set to sell the infamous "Chosen One" banner that was associated with the miserable reign of David Moyes in order to raise money for charity, according to the Daily Telegraph. 

The banner, which became synonymous with the Scot's turbulent 10 months at the club, is currently ageing within a storeroom at Old Trafford and with the Louis van Gaal era beginning to take shape fans are willing to move it on for a special cause. 

Moyes misery

Moyes was selected by Sir Alex Ferguson as his successor after his compatriot's retirement last year, but after a season that saw them dethroned as champions and fall to seventh in the Premier League table was relieved of his duties back in April.

The banner had been forged as a show of support - and a dig at rivals Chelsea for their own admiration and respect for manager Jose Mourinho - but as defeats came in increasing regularity became a focal point for much mocking amongst opposition fans. 

An emphatic defeat to fierce rivals Manchester City saw stewards have to prevent sections of the crowd from attempting to tear it down, and after Moyes was sacked the banner was quickly taken down and is yet to be seen since.

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Replacement wanted

Van Gaal has sparked United back into life during the last month and the fans want a new banner to be put up in order to fill the void left by the tribute to his unsuccessful predecessor. 

"There are a couple of gaps around Old Trafford, so we want to produce another banner before the end of the season," Andrew Kilduff of fans' group Stretford End Flags said.

"There are a couple of gaps around Old Trafford, so we want to produce another banner before the end of the season" 

"A lot of people have suggested something for Bobby Charlton or Bryan Robson, but we are still open to ideas.”

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Alex Ferguson
Louis van Gaal
David Moyes
Manchester United
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