Former Leeds United defender Danny Mills has explained that despite Leeds United fan favourite Lee Bowyer having a poor diet, he was still able to run all day.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Mills said about the former Leeds United and England midfielder: “He would have a Mars bar and a Red Bull before a game. He had the worst diet, but he had the best engine.”

Mills and Bowyer spent four seasons together at Leeds United, during a successful period for the club. The West Yorkshire side achieved their highest finish in the Premier League, and nearly reached the Champions League final in 2001, when they were knocked out in the semi finals of the competition by Valencia.

However, due to financial problems, Leeds United were forced to let some of their key players leave, and in 2003 Bowyer joined Newcastle United.

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Mills would follow him out the exit 12 months later when the defender signed for Manchester City, after Leeds United were relegated from the Premier League.

Leeds United were relegated to the second tier in 2004, but will feel they have a chance to return this season after a 13 year absence.

Perhaps not fired by Mars Bars and Red Bull, though.