Jose Mourinho Criticises Southgate's Patience With Raheem Sterling

Annette Crawford
July 16, 2018

And another man who has excelled in Russian Federation is Ivan Perisic.

Pogba celebrates with the World Cup trophy.

The experienced Inter Milan winger scored a crucial equaliser in the 2-1 semi-final victory over England on Wednesday night.

The same report, though, says that Manchester United are close to agreeing a deal to sell Daley Blind to Ajax this summer.

Mourinho said frankly: "Perisic went from Croatia, goes to Dortmund, goes to Wolfsburg, goes to Inter - I don't know why he didn't come to Manchester when I wanted him".

Perisic signed a new contract in September after failing to seal a move to Old Trafford.

Maurizio Sarri
GETTY Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is keen to add to his squad this summer

Mourinho, who ended up signing Alexis Sanchez in January, had previously praised Perisic after Croatia's comeback win over England.

"They created step by step a certain atmosphere between the players and the manager, and then when people started looking at the way they were fighting, they way they were giving everything, people started believing a bit more, started supporting them more, then when the Spain day arrived people understood they were ready to do everything to try to do it", Mourinho said.

Mourinho also expressed sympathy with England's back-up goalkeepers, neither of whom played a minute at the tournament, even in the third place play-off.

The Lazio midfielder has been a long-time target of the Red Devils, with Jose Mourinho's men chasing the player since last summer.

"That tells you plenty about his pedigree".

"I think three weeks is the minimum they need, which means that they're going to be back in the week when the Premier League starts, which means they're not ready to start the Premier League, which is I think hard to understand, where we could have one more week to prepare everybody".

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