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Former Manchester United assistant manager Rui Faria resigned from his role as assistant manager of the club back in May.

Faria has been loyal and true to Mourinho and has been with Mou for close to two decades before choosing to resign in May.

The 43-year-old, who has been with Jose for 17 years starting from Mourinho’s time in Porto, has revealed that he resigned from his job to spend time with his family and he has no regrets about it.

“When I left with a heavy heart, I am first speaking of the friendship with Jose, the relationship that, of course, doesn’t finish but it is different,” Faria told The Times.

“My heavy heart was secondly, of course, leaving United, leaving all the good people there. I’ve always been a humble person with everybody. I gave everyone respect, from the kitchen people, kitman, medical department, everyone, and I was sad to leave.

“It was not a decision I took overnight, it was a mature decision and I don’t regret it. Life has no rehearsals. You live only once. I was living there every day, maybe more time spent at work than with the family.

“I felt the decision was about my family, they had been very patient with me for all these years and it was time for me to think more of them.

“I don’t need to go to New York, Barcelona [on sabbatical]. I just wanted to do the basic stuff as a father, have breakfast with them every morning, dinner with them every night, listen to them.

“I remember moments when I was working and they were speaking to me but my head was in another place, worries with my work, and I knew I was being unfair to them.

“They are 10, 11, 13 only once and this goes so quickly and you lose everything. I wouldn’t have seen anything if I’d not stopped. I took the opportunity to show them Portugal, they had been in Madrid, Milan or London, but not Portugal. I couldn’t be more happy with my decision.”