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Stretford End Flags: Why Moyes 'Chosen One' banner stays

A spokesman for the The Stretford End Flags group has explained why the David Moyes 'Chosen One' banner will remain at Old Trafford.

There has been calls from Manchester United fans to have it removed over the club's poor recent results.

But Andrew Kilduff explained in the Daily Mail: "Over the course of the season there have been some moans and groans about results but the talk about removing the banner only really gathered pace on the Sunday and Monday ahead of the Olympiacos home game. People started to get in touch on Twitter and other social media asking us to take it down.

"We did discuss it, the six of us at the top of the group. We won't deny that. But the fact is that we didn't want the focus of the night to be about the banner. That would have been wrong and it would have been very negative. We wanted the focus to be on the team and to be fair they got the result that night.

"As we speak, there are still calls for us to remove it. There are polls saying that more than 90 per cent of fans want it down. But 90 per cent of how many? Is that truly representative of the average United fan? I'm not sure it is.

"What we don't want to do is anything knee-jerk. So the banner will stay for now. It will stay for the Villa game on Saturday and it will stay for Bayern Munich. As I said before, the focus should be on the team ahead of the Bayern game in particular."

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