Former Manchester United manager David Moyes says he banned chips (French fries) at Manchester United because too many players were overweight.
Moyes was sacked from Old Trafford after less than a year in charge following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, and was recently criticised by former defender Rio Ferdinand in his recentl autobiography for banning the ritual of eating low-fat chips the evening before a game.
Ferdinand, who now plays for Queens Park Rangers also, claimed that the players were mystified when Moyes arranged a training session in a public park in Munich on the same day the team, was to play Bayern Munich in the quarter-final of the Champions League at the Allianz Arena.
Moyes reject claims that the team played in a public park telling Four Four Two magazine and carried in the Telegraph that yes he took chips off the menu as some of the players needed to lose weight.
“It was because a couple of players were overweight and I didn’t think chips were good for their diet.”
When asked about the public park in Munich Moyes dismissed Ferdinand’s claims.
“We went to prepare on the morning of the game as we would always do,” Moyes said. “It wasn’t in a public park.”