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World Cup 2018: Mourinho reveals why he wanted Perisic to join Man Utd

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Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho, has spoken about Ivan Perisic’s qualities and why he tried to sign the player last summer.

Perisic was named Man of the Match, as Croatia beat England 2-1 on Wednesday night to qualify for the final of the World Cup.

The Inter Milan winger cancelled out Kieran Trippier’s 5th minute opener and set up Mario Mandzukic for the winner in extra time.

Mourinho had attempted to sign Perisic last summer, but United refused to match Inter’s £50 million valuation. And the Portuguese admits the Croatian’s physical qualities make him such a unique player.

“Perisic is the kind of winger that is different to the others,’ Mourinho told RT.

“Normally you look at wingers and they are just fast and creative.

“But he is also physical, very physical. Fantastic in the air.

“So the way he wins that ball in the air [for Mandzukic’s goal] and puts the ball into that space is only possible if you are very, very physical and dominant over defenders.

“So he was amazing by going there and winning that ball in the air.”


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