MANCHESTER UNITED fans mocked Kalvin Phillips by singing an X-rated song about his weight.

Phillips was criticised by his own manager Pep Guardiola for returning from the Qatar World Cup “overweight”.

Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips warms up at Old Trafford


Manchester City’s Kalvin Phillips warms up at Old TraffordCredit: AFP

United fans used the dig as ammunition during the Manchester derby at Old Trafford.

According to journalist Andy Mitten, supporters in the Stretford End chanted to Phillips: “Get your t**s out for the lads.”

They then followed it up with a chant against his old side Leeds, who they said are “falling apart again.”

Phillips, 27, was left out of City’s squad after returning back from the winter World Cup.

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And when asked why, Guardiola responded: “He’s not injured – he arrived overweight.

“I don’t know [why]. He didn’t arrive in the condition to do training sessions and to play.”

Phillips faced a period on the bench for City but his boss’ swipe appeared to have motivated him.

Guardiola said: “He has the perfect body now – so sexy. We will see for the weekend.’


“He has spent the first part of the season out with surgery to arrive for the World Cup – and did everything to get to the World Cup.

“It’s not just about just being fit you also have to understand what we want to do, the movements etc.

“So that means, as quick as possible, because Rodri cannot play all the games, so as quick as possible he he will play.

“But I’m happy that yesterday for example Kalvin trained really well and sooner or later he will play.”

Phillips came on for the last four minutes when City beat Chelsea 1-0 at Stamford Bridge and was on the end of similar stick.

But Guardiola responded: “He has a big sense of humour. It was funny from the Chelsea fans.”

Kalvin Phillips came on against Chelsea off the bench


Kalvin Phillips came on against Chelsea off the benchCredit: Getty

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