David Moyes Airplane Flyover Protest Is Ready to Go, Banner Printed Up

Mark Patterson@@MarkPattersonBRUK Staff WriterMarch 28, 2014


Talk of a David Moyes airplane flyover protest appears to have been borne out, with ITV News tweeting a picture of the plane and its message "Wrong one—Moyes out":

Man Utd fans charter plane to fly over Old Trafford tomorrow with banner reading "Moyes out" http://t.co/U3LJA4xCiu pic.twitter.com/adWpk24GxG

— ITV News (@itvnews) March 28, 2014

A group of United fans have paid for a plane to go over Old Trafford during Saturday's match against Aston Villa.

The protest indicates a mounting frustration amongst United supporters at the disappointing season the club have endured under Moyes.

But the Scot, speaking in his weekly press conference, insisted that there was a rebuilding job to be done and that he was the man to do it.

More from Moyes: “I’m more driven than ever to succeed. I want the team to turn around and I want to change the position we’re in.” #mufc

Manchester United (@ManUtd) March 28, 2014

Manchester United's next major test comes against Bayern Munich on Tuesday, when they host the German and European champions in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final—it is the last competition that Moyes' side are still in with a chance of winning.

The protest is not universally popular, however—101 Great Goals have an interesting round-up of views on the plans on Twitter, while The Times' journalist Oliver Kay came at the protests from a different angle:

£550m+ drained from MUFC accounts to prop up Glazer empire since 2005. Isn't that more protest-worthy than an admittedly struggling manager?

— Oliver Kay (@OliverKayTimes) March 28, 2014