Football

David Moyes: I Banned Chips at Manchester United Because Too Many Players Were Overweight

David Moyes: I Banned Chips at Manchester United Because Too Many Players Were Overweight

David Moyes has revealed the reason behind his decision to ban chips during his reign as Manchester United manager – too many overweight players at Old Trafford. Speaking exclusively to FourFourTwo, Moyes has gone on record to put some of the myths about his ill-fated spell in charge, to bed.

Moyes, who was sacked last April following a disappointing spell as manager, had been criticised by many of the United players, most notably Rio Ferdinand, for banning low fat chips on the evening before games.

Yes, I did ban chips. It was because a couple of players were overweight and I didn’t think chips were good for their diet.

Now manager of Real Sociedad, Moyes has admitted that he did ban chips ahead of matches due to concern over the physical condition of many players within his squad. Moyes has also hit back at claims by Ferdinand that he made the players train in public parks ahead of important matches.

We went to prepare on the morning of the game as we would always do. I can assure you, it wasn’t in a public park.

Whilst acknowledging he had made a lot of mistakes at United, Moyes does he believe one good thing came from his time in charge.

He [Januzaj] has the ability to go past people, inside or outside. He has quality on the ball and enough arrogance to show it.

Adnan can become a top player. There’s a composure about him, he could be a wide player or even a centre-forward. There’s a lot of Chris Waddle about him. He’s got the lot.

 

Football

More in Football

Why Liverpool Really Need to Start Winning.. Starting With Burnley

Jonny BoyleJanuary 21, 2021

Cristiano Ronaldo: One More Goal Towards His Legend

Jonny BoyleJanuary 13, 2021

The Growing Diversity of Online Football-Related Games

Jonny BoyleDecember 18, 2020

Best Ever Premier League Transfers

Jonny BoyleDecember 14, 2020

6 Best Youth Football Academies with Historical Roots That Have Managed to Pass the Test of Time

Jonny BoyleNovember 26, 2020

Jamie Young’s Journey To The Top

Jonny BoyleNovember 18, 2020

Why AC Milan Visit is a Significant Point in Celtic’s Season

Jonny BoyleOctober 22, 2020

Why Scotland Has a Chance of Best Representation in Europe For Years

Jonny BoyleSeptember 24, 2020

Are Chelsea Now Title Contenders With New Signings?

Jonny BoyleSeptember 10, 2020