The planned protest plane flew over Manchester United's ground a minute into their match against Aston Villa, but did it spur them on to victory?
In the build-up to Manchester United's match against Aston Villa, talk was about only one thing, and it wasn't football.
Reports claimed a group of United supporters had organised for a plane to fly over Old Trafford with a message for the club's board...and the man currently in charge.
'Wrong one - Moyes out' the banner trailing behind the plane would declare; a controversial response to the one hailing David Moyes as 'the chosen one' which is currently on display at the home of the reigning champions.
But in the end, it was all a bit of a damp squib. The plane appeared, but by the end of the match United had given an emphatic response - their 4-1 victory proving they can win at a ground they have struggled at for much of the season.
When Ashley Westwood scored for Villa just 10 minutes after the plane appeared, you could sense the detractors rubbing their hands in glee. But a double from Wayne Rooney, a first goal for club-record signing Juan Mata and one for substitute Javier Hernandez snatched the headlines away from a message that appears to echo the sentiments of a few rather than the majority.
Tweeting after the match, Gary Lineker even joked that the plane had a galvanising effect on United.
'They should fly that plane over Old Trafford every week!' he wrote, and why not, if United respond like that!
They should fly that plane over Old Trafford every week!— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) March 29, 2014