Mourinho unsure why World Cup finalist didn’t join Man Utd

Matt Stead

Jose Mourinho admits he does not know why Ivan Perisic never joined Manchester United.

Mourinho targeted Perisic throughout last summer, but United failed to get a deal over the line with Inter Milan.

The winger signed a five-year deal to stay with the Italian club last September, but that has not stopped the rumours of a move to Old Trafford resurfacing.

Mourinho confirmed his interest in Perisic ahead of the World Cup final, where he scored for Croatia in 4-2 defeat to France.

“I wanted Ivan Perisic,” he told Russia Today.

“He went from Croatia to Borussia Dortmund, then to Wolfsburg, then to Inter.

“I do not know why he did not come to Manchester United, I wanted him.”