Thursday July 12 2018
Mourinho praise for Perisic

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho said Ivan Perisic’s performance against England showed why he wanted to sign the Inter star.

Several massive offers for the Croatia international were turned down over the last 12 months and his price-tag is now higher than ever after taking his country to their first ever World Cup Final.

The 29-year-old scored one and set up another for Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic in the 2-1 extra time semi-final victory.

“Perisic is the kind of winger that is different to the others,” said Mourinho today.

“Normally you look at wingers and they are just fast and creative. But he is also physical, very physical, fantastic in the air.”

It has been Perisic’s best season at Inter, yet he still helped them achieve fourth place in Serie A and consequently qualified for the Champions League.

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