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Moyes explains why he banned chips at Man United

by Ben Topliss

Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has revealed he banned chips at the club because he felt too many players were overweight.

Moyes was sacked as manager of Man United last April after a disastrous spell at the club after struggling to replace Sir Alex Ferguson at the helm.

In a subsequent autobiography by Rio Ferdinand released this season, the former United defender admitted that Moyes ended the long-standing pre-match ritual of low-fat chips on the evening before games.

Speaking about why he took chips off the menu at Old Trafford, Moyes said he was concerned about the physical condition of several unnamed players at the club.

“Yes, I did ban chips,” Moyes said.

“It was because a couple of players were overweight and I didn’t think chips were good for their diet.”

Banning chips may have been trivial but Moyes was ruthless when it came to sweeping everything from the Sir Alex era out of Man United. In hindsight, he may have thought twice about some of the decisions he made and things he said.

At one point, Moyes said Man United should aspire to play like Manchester City, and Ferdinand also revealed the Scot made the team train in a public park, much to the players’ dismay.

Despite some positives from Moyes, such as how he brought Adnan Januzaj into the first team, fans will want to forget his time in charge of Man United.

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