PHOTO: Manchester City fans back United boss with banner

A section of Manchester City fans pleaded with the Manchester United hierarchy Monday not to dismiss under-fire boss David Moyes.

12 months ago, Manchester United were crowned Premier League champions with four games to spare, following a comfortable 3-0 victory over Aston Villa at Old Trafford.

Fast forward one year, and the Red Devils are 23 points behind league leaders Liverpool, and face the prospect of playing next season without Champions League football.

It has been a disastrous debut season for current Manchester United manaager David Moyes, of course, and a number of rumours have circulated in the media that the Scot is likely to be dismissed before the season is out.

Manchester United fans have generally been behind the former Everton boss, but the fans that are more appreciatative of what he has achieved are seemingly supporters of Manchester United rivals Liverpool and Manchester City.

Following the speculation over Moyes’ future Monday, a group of Manchester City fans unfurled a banner during their 3-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion which read: ‘Don’t sack Moyes’.

In a clear demonstration that the Citizens supporters are currently enjoying their rivals’ current predicament, it goes to show just bad things have become at Manchester United this season.

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