A group of Maltese football fans will fly a sarcastic banner thanking former Manchester United manager David Moyes for his poor stint at the helm of the club.

The banner, reading: “Thank you Moyes- Malta FF”, will be flown over the Old Trafford stadium for the first 15 minutes of this weekend’s Premier League match against Norwich FC.

Organised by a Facebook group of football aficionados called Football Forum, the banner is meant as a dig at the manager’s poor performance at the club.

The club is expected to end the season with its worst placing since the top flight was set up back in 1992.

One of the organisers of the tongue-in-cheek tribute, said the 30 forum members who had contributed towards the idea were all fans of rival clubs who had “enjoyed Moyes as manager”.

Last week a similar banner was flown reading: “wrong one, Moyes out”. The banner was a play on the manager’s unfortunate title of “the chosen one”.

The news of Mr Moyes’s termination with the club earlier this week was met with sighs of relief from the local fan contingent, many of which had said they had almost given up on watching the club.

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