David Moyes: Some Man United players were overweight

David Moyes says he banned his Manchester United players from eating chips because some of them were overweight

David Moyes has revealed that he banned his Manchester United players from eating chips after discovering that some of them were overweight.

The Scot lasted just 10 months in the Old Trafford hot-seat after being appointed as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor before the start of last season.

Moyes was criticised for reportedly banning his players from eating chips during his doomed spell in charge at Old Trafford.

But the 51-year-old, who is now manager of Spanish side Real Sociedad, has explained that he made the decision because some of his squad were not fit enough.

“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.”

One of the few positives to come out of Moyes’ spell at Old Trafford was the emergence of teenage starlet Adnan Januzaj.

The former Everton boss was full of praise for the talented Belgium international and talked up his potential.

“He [Januzaj] has the ability to go past people, inside or outside,” Moyes said. “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.”

Moyes was appointed as Sociedad boss in November and his side are currently 13th in the La Liga table.

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