PHOTO: Moyes has 8 guards for protection…

David Moyes Interview - 23/02/2014

From banner protection to… job protection? A Manchester United banner heralding David Moyes as 'The Chosen One' is guarded by stewards.

Manchester City defeated neighbours Manchester United at Old Trafford last night, Tuesday, reducing the Theatre of Dreams even further into a nightmare state for the thousands upon thousands of red-kitted home fans who witnessed a 3-0 destruction of their side courtesy of an Edin Dzeko brace and a late Yaya Toure blast.

The #MoyesOut hashtag swiftly began trending on Twitter and one fan was even caught on camera yelling so loudly to Moyes in the dugout that he a: had to be restrained by a steward and b: grabbed the attention of Phil Neville, who was sitting one seat further away from the Scotsman.

There remains a "Chosen One" banner that is still placed in a favourable position inside the ground, however, because of the nature of the loss, eight groundsmen deemed it necessary to guard it in case there was any intended tarnishing of it from the displeased crowd in that section, as implied by a report in the Daily Mail.

While pro-Moyes banners are being protected by Old Trafford stewards the debate surrounding the manager's job protection continues to be made whether in a television studio, the printed press or at home.

Post-match, Moyes explained that Manchester City play a style of football so rich in quality that it is something United must aspire to - an admission that no doubt adds salt into the wounds of United fans that were opened up by the defeat.

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