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The David Moyes 'Chosen One' banner has been removed from Old Trafford Eugene Byrne

A banner heralding the appointment of David Moyes as Manchester United manager has reportedly been removed from Old Trafford.

The Chosen One banner had been positioned in the Stretford End at the beginning of the current Premier League season as a show of support for the new manager.

The message was seen as a dig at Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho who, according to reports , was spurned by United when Sir Alex Ferguson hand-picked fellow Scot Moyes as his successor last year.

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The Chosen One banner was a sign of support for former Manchester United manager David Moyes Getty
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Fans paid for a protest banner to be flown above Old Trafford

But as the Premier League champions' season deteriorated, the banner became subject to ridicule, not only from rival fans but also from a section of United supporters.

In March, anti-Moyes supporters raised almost £900 to fly a banner over Old Trafford during United's match against Aston Villa that read: 'Wrong One - Moyes Out'.

Now that the 50-year-old has been sacked, reports claim a gap has appeared where the sign used to be, officially marking the end of the Moyes era at United.

The news came after the sign was reportedly put on sale on eBay, attracting bids of more than £150,000 within hours.