“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,” he said.
“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.”