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United fans put (fake?) Moyes ‘Chosen One’ banner up for sale on eBay

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Every Manchester United fan is now tasked with trawling through a bog of David Moyes jibes and practical jokes - everywhere one looks, there's something mocking the sacked former boss.

Perhaps the most interesting prank has been the eBay auction for what the seller claims to be the infamous 'Chosen One' banner in tribute of Moyes.

At the time of writing, the item is selling for £154,000 after 141 bids with almost nine days still remaining on the auction site.

The banner, which will forever haunt the Scot, has hung from the Stretford End at Old Trafford since August but will be removed before Saturday's home match with Norwich.

After having been appointed as Sir Alex Ferguson's 'chosen' successor, Moyes was left facing the banner every time his United side failed to deliver in front of aghast fans at Old Trafford.

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(Ebay item listing)

As the seller says in the description section for the item, the banner will be forever remembered in the same way Steve McLaren is recalled for his brolly.

"One previous owner, well used, highly sought after and will soon be a relic," the description read.

"This banner was the subject of many arguments and it was even protected by security for fear of being torn down by angry, angry fans… Fans who wanted the poor David’s head."

However, as the BBC reported earlier this week, 'Stretford End Flags', which had it made, could donate the real banner to the National Football Museum in Manchester.

As ridiculous as the eBay posting is, Moyes jokes are clearly the flavour of the month. That is, until the winning bidder has to stump up what will likely be well in excess of £154,000.

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