David Moyes
David Moyes claims he felt a few player at Old Trafford were overweightGetty

David Moyes has revealed that he banned chips during his time at Manchester United as he felt a few of the first team players at Old Trafford were overweight.

The Scot left the Merseyside club to replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford. However, the Red Devils struggled under his reign as the 20-times English champions showed Moyes the exit door after just 10 months into his six-year contract.

The 51-year-old admitted that he was concerned over the players' physical condition after his arrival at United, which was the reason behind his decision to take chips off the menu at Carrington.

"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," Moyes told Four Four Two.

Moyes returned to management earlier in the season after he joined Real Sociedad last November. His last game for United was against his former club Everton at Goodison Park.

The Sociedad manager has expressed his disappointment over the reaction of Everton fans when he returned to Goodison Park with United last season.

"I wasn't surprised, because I know how supporters react and I had left their club. But I was disappointed," the former United manager explained.

During Moyes' time at Everton, he saw the Toffess allow several of their star players like Wayne Rooney and Joleon Lescott leave the club. The Glaswegian admitted that helping Everton turn into a club competing at the top end of the league was his biggest achievement in his managerial career.

"Turning Everton into a club which beat the top clubs on a limited budget – and doing that despite selling exceptional players like Wayne Rooney, Jack Rodwell and Joleon Lescott," Moyes said.

"I got Everton competing at the top end of the league with a mid-table budget. I gave everything I could in trying to make Everton the best I could. It was a long process but we did it – my staff, my players and others at the club."

"We had some glorious nights at Goodison and the fans were superb. I've got huge affection for Everton, it was my life for over a decade," the Scot concluded.