Monday August 7 2017
Mourinho: ‘Perisic? That’s football…’

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho shrugs “that’s football” after Inter refused to sell Ivan Perisic.

The Red Devils were keen to sign the winger this summer, but the Nerazzurri refused to sell for less than €55m, and then closed the door on a move altogether.

“That’s football,” Mourinho told Premium Sport.

“If I was playing against Inter tomorrow I’d want to win. They’re strong, they put up a good defence to keep someone who’s an important player for them. That’s football.”

Mourinho is a hero for the Beneamata faithful, having won the Treble in 2010, and he says he’s wished good luck to new Coach Luciano Spalletti.

“The truth is that since I left, all Inter Coaches have had the same messages from me.

“I want them to win trophies for the Interisti, and when I say Interisti what I mean is us.

“He [Spalletti] received the same message I gave to Gasperini, Ranieri, Mazzarri… with all those who came to Inter there are too many to name…

“I hope Luciano can give stability to the team and win something for us.”