David Moyes brushes off talk of Man United fans’ plane protest
David Moyes insists Manchester united fans are entitled to have their say amid reports of supporter protests
David Moyes has brushed off reports that some Manchester United fans have paid to hire a plane to fly over Old Trafford on Saturday with a banner calling for him to be sacked.
It has been reported that a section of supporters have shelled out £840 for the anti-Moyes protest to take place before United’s home clash against Aston Villa.
Everywhere I go I get great support from Manchester United supporters
But although Moyes admitted to having heard the rumours, the United boss insists that all fans are entitled to have their say.
“I have heard of it and what they are saying about it,” said Moyes. “People can do that. They are entitled to do that.
“But this is something which is a long journey here, this is only the start of the journey. Everywhere I go I get great support from Manchester United supporters.
“I was at a dinner last night for Darren Fletcher and there were Manchester United supporters who came up to me and said ‘come on, keep going, we understand exactly the situation the club is in and team is in’.
“They were really supportive and every time I have been to Old Trafford they have been great.”
Moyes, whose United side are seventh in the Premier League after Tuesday’s dire 3-0 derby defeat by Manchester City, went on to insist that he retains the full support of his players.
“I’ve got no reason to suggest anything else,” said Moyes. “They’re great, they train great, we work well together, we have a great relationship as far as I’m concerned.
“But what I want is for us to have a winning team. A lot of people are saying that, with the quality we’ve got, why are we not performing?
“There are reasons. There’s a new manager and everybody is well aware that there will have to be changes in the squad, and that will take time. People need to understand that it’s not just going to happen overnight.”