18 May 2011

Man U calls time on mocking banner

9:10 am on 18 May 2011

The famous countdown banner hanging at Manchester United's Old Trafford ground displaying the number of years since their rivals Manchester City last won a trophy has been removed by United fans.

Known as "The Ticker", the banner had reached 35 years before last weekend when Manchester City beat Stoke City 1-0 in the FA Cup final at Wembley, the club's first major honour since their League Cup success in 1976.

The banner has been taken down before United's last Premier League match of the season against Blackpool on Monday morning.