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Manchester United will increase the security around the dug-out area of the stadium as feelings against manager David Moyes rise, reports Neil Custis of The Sun (subscription required).
One fan taunted Moyes during the 3-0 home defeat to Manchester City on Tuesday, and the club will have more stewards around the dug-out to prevent a similar situation against Aston Villa on Saturday, claims the article.
Custis also notes the support Moyes has received from Villa counterpart Paul Lambert after reports emerged of supporters hiring a plane to fly a protest banner over the ground.
Lambert is quoted as saying:
If it happened to me, it wouldn’t be a nice thing to see.
Criticism goes with the territory.
But to fly a plane over the stadium saying the manager is not wanted, that’s a bit extreme.
Meanwhile, United defender Rio Ferdinand has revealed he is too embarrassed to leave the house after the team's displays this season, reports Custis in the same newspaper.
Ferdinand is quoted as saying:
It’s embarrassing—it becomes a personal insult. I don’t want to go out when the game is finished and you even stop watching TV. I don’t want to take my kids to school.
I don’t want to walk on the school path and think I’m hearing things or seeing people look at me because we lost a game.
I don’t want to fill my car up with petrol or go to the shops.
It gets personal with everyone looking at you and talking about the results and the form and stuff. You don’t want to live like that. You want to live freely and comfortably.