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.
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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."