Manchester United's Moyes protests prompt security review

The Premier League champions will consider placing extra stewards next to the home dugout following the angry scenes that occurred during the Manchester derby defeat

By Paul Clennam

Manchester United will consider placing extra security around the manager’s dugout after fans turned on David Moyes during Tuesday’s disastrous derby defeat, Goal understands.  

The champions were crushed 3-0 by Manchester City at Old Trafford, the 10th defeat of their shambolic league title defence, and it proved all too much for some United supporters.

One fan attempted to storm the dugout and confront Moyes, while stewards were also forced to form a barrier in an attempt protect the ‘Chosen One’ banner that hangs in the Stretford End from being ripped down.

Abuse poured down from the stands as fans vented their fury at Moyes and even Sir Alex Ferguson, the man who handpicked his fellow Scotsman as his successor, wasn’t spared the wrath and anger of the Old Trafford faithful.
United will now review their security procedures ahead of Aston Villa’s visit to Old Trafford at the weekend and will consider placing extra stewards around the home dugout in an attempt to protect Moyes from a possible further backlash.

In that regard the former Everton manager did not help endear himself to United’s baying fans, who appear to have finally lost patience, with his post-match comments following the defeat to City, in which he suggested United should aspire to play like their local rivals.

Moyes told Sky Sports: “I think we’ve played a very good side and it’s the sort of standard and level we need to try and aspire to get ourselves to at this moment in time.

“I think we need to play better. We’re needing to come up a couple of levels at the moment and we’re not quite there.”

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