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Manchester United fans endured somewhat of a miserable weekend in the Premier League, with Louis van Gaal's side capitulating away to newly-promoted Leicester City in what was a hugely entertaining encounter for the neutral at the King Power Stadium.

Despite maintaining a healthy 3-1 lead over the newly-promoted Foxes with just 23 minutes left to play on Sunday, Manchester United - who romped to victory over Queens Park Rangers last week - pressed the self-destruct button in the East Midlands and eventually found themselves on the end of an embarrassing 5-3 defeat due to a combination of suspect refereeing and appalling defending.

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If the club's supporters weren't feeling bad enough already, those who tuned in to watch rivals Manchester City entertain Chelsea in the weekend's final top-flight clash may just have experienced their blood boiling all over again as a visible banner was flown over the Etihad Stadium - much to the amusement of the home faithful who have evidently revelled in United's downfall.

As revealed by the Daily Express, the banner - which can be seen above and was similar in design to the anti-David Moyes sign flown over Old Trafford during the darkest days of the Scot's dire 10-month reign - read 'United we fall - in cinemas soon', a clear attempt to mock the Red Devils' shocking collapse.

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City draw

Manchester City could only draw on Sunday, of course, with a late goal from Chelsea legend and second-half substitute Frank Lampard securing a hard-fought 1-1 tie with his former club.

Andre Schurrle had put the visitors ahead 20 minutes from time, but the German World Cup winner quickly went from hero to villain after his inability to stop James Milner from supplying a cross led to the equaliser.

For Manchester United, their chance to atone for Sunday's diabolical defeat comes with a home clash against West Ham United. The Hammers should provide a stern test for Van Gaal and co after easing to a 3-1 victory over Liverpool at Upton Park last time out.

Reigning champions Manchester City, meanwhile, now trail leaders Chelsea by eight points in the Premier League and will hope to close that gap when they travel to Hull City.

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