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Manchester United Balls: Rio Ferdinand Says Moyes Banned Them From Eating Low-Fat Chips

by | 15th, September 2014



AS former Manchester Untied defedner Rio Ferdinand returned to Old Trafford with new club QPR – and looked on as the visitors shipped four goals – the Sun picked up the scent of chips.  The headline informs readers:

Moyes slowly lost us… and it began when he banned our chips the night before a game – Rio on the manager that didn’t fit in at Man Utd

Sir Alex Ferguson loves chips. A recent audience with the great United manager featured the following:

A limited amount of tickets are available as a Theatre Package (£57.50) including:

Standard price ticket
Cheese burger or Pizza
Side of chips
Pint of beer (or soft drink alternative)

Chiops were typcial pre-match fare in the United glory days. But then came Moyes.

RIO FERDINAND reveals the inside story of the meltdown at Man Utd in Day Two of our exclusive extracts from his sensational autobiography. The former Red Devils favourite also gives his blunt assessment of why David Moyes flopped at Old Trafford.

In a word: chips.

Footballers are creatures of habit and for as long as I can remember at United, it was a ritual that we had low-fat chips the night before a game. We loved our chips. But Moyes comes in and, after his first week, he says we can’t have chips any more.

Typical Scot. Low-fat chips are no food fit for a man. Full-fat all the way. And Batter them. With a sidedish of fried Mars bar.

And guess what happened after Moyes left and Ryan Giggs took over? Moyes has been gone about 20 minutes, we’re on the bikes warming up for the first training session without him and one of the lads says: “You know what? We’ve got to get onto Giggsy. We’ve got to get him to get us our f***ing chips back.”


Have the chips been ordered? And are Radamel Falcao and Angel Di Maria enough to stave off another rebellion and save Luois Van Gaal..?


Posted: 15th, September 2014 | In: manchester united, Sports Comment | TrackBack | Permalink