Former Manchester United manager David Moyes, now in charge of La Liga side Real Sociedad, has revealed that some of his players during his time at Old Trafford were overweight, according to reports from the Express.
Moyes left Everton after 11 years in charge of the Merseyside club to join United in the summer of 2013, replacing legendary Scot Sir Alex Ferguson at the helm.
But Moyes only lasted 10 months in charge, being sacked by the Red Devils hierarchy in April last year after a disastrous first season.
United ended up finishing seventh during that campaign, which saw the 13-time Premier League champions fail to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since the 1995-1996 season.
Some players complained that the former Toffees gaffer didn’t allow them to eat chips, while ex-United centre-back Rio Ferdinand revealed that Moyes made the team train in the public park prior to a game against Bayern Munich.
But now Moyes has replied to these claims, as he tells FourFourTwo magazine that some of his players were just too fat.
“Yes, I did ban chips,” Moyes told FourFourTwo magazine.
“It was because a couple of players were overweight and I didn’t think chips were good for their diet.
“We went to prepare on the morning of the game as we would always do,” he said.
“It wasn’t in a public park.”