Former Manchester United manager David Moyes has admitted he banned his former players eating chips - because a number of his first team players were overweight.


The ​Telegraph report Moyes saw the tradition of low-fat chips as detrimental to his players' fitness whilst at United, and subsequently banned them from the menu. His decision was criticised by the likes of Rio Ferdinand in his recent book release.

Moyes was sacked from United in April, but opened up on his decision in a recent interview, saying: “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.”


He also denied claiming that United 'aspired to be like Manchester City' after being humbled 3-0 at home just before his sacking: "I’d never say that. I may have said that we aspired to play like one of the teams at the top when we weren’t at the top, but I’d never say that Manchester United should aspire to be like Manchester City. I don’t think that’s something any United fan would aspire to.”


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Moyes also went on to once again compliment Adnan Januzaj, who has been linked with moves to both Moyes' current club Real Sociedad and Paris Saint Germain.


He continued: “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.”