Was this the final nail in the coffin for David Moyes’ time at Manchester United?
Paddy Power sent their very own Grim Reaper into Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon, sitting just a few feet away from the now former United manager.
The beleaguered Scot returned to his old stomping ground but it didn’t make for happy viewing as his Red Devils’ side were beaten 2-0 by his former club.
But not before Paddy Power’s Grim Reaper, the black-cloaked, scythe-wielding personification of when your time is up, signalled what many United fans – and the bean-counters at Old Trafford – were thinking.
Moyes’ departure from Old Trafford was confirmed by the club on Tuesday morning as he was sacked by Manchester United.
Paddy Power have always been known for our Cunning Stunts at Paddy Power. Earlier this season we even went to Old Trafford to reveal how Sir Alex Ferguson was about to make a stunning return to the club he managed with unrivalled success for 27 years.
This time last season United has just hammered Aston Villa. Sir Alex Ferguson’s side had the league title wrapped up with a 16-point gap between them and neighbours Manchester City. Just 12 months later and the unthinkable P45 for Moyes looks to be on the cards.
Moyes’ first year in charge has already seen him break more records than Usain Bolt. But not in the good way.
With practically the same squad as well as newbies Marouane Fellaini and Juan Mata who were signed for a combined £64m, the Red Devils are certain to miss out on the Champions League for the first time since 1996.
Meanwhile at Goodison, Roberto Martinez and Everton sit 12 points ahead of them in the Premier League table having done the double over them for the first time since 1970.