Former Man Utd assistant lifts lid on parting ways with Mourinho

Date published: Monday 1st October 2018 11:22

Rui Faria has revealed that he has no regrets over leaving Manchester United in the summer.

Jose Mourinho is adjusting to life without Faria as his right-hand man and it hasn’t been successful so far.

The United boss has had a disastrous 10 days, with his side drawing to Wolves before being dumped out of the Carabao Cup with Derby and losing 3-1 at West Ham.

According to Manchester Evening News, Rui Faria said: “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.”


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