Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Manchester United players report for pre-season training

Manchester United players report for pre-season training

Perisic played a key role in helping Croatia to beat England and knock the Three Lions out of the World Cup at the semi-final stage on Wednesday night.

Inter Milan winger Ivan Perisic was in fantastic form for Croatia in their 2-1 win over England in their semi-final clash on Wednesday, during which he scored a goal and provided the assist for the extra-time victor.

However, Spurs are resigned to losing the 29-year-old this summer given a clause in his contract allows him to leave for just £25m in 12 months' time.

"But he is also physical, very physical".

"So the way he wins that ball in the air (for the winning goal) and puts the ball into that space is only possible if you are very, very physical and dominant over defenders".

"So for them to go back to their country and take a nation like Croatia to the World Cup final is something incredible".

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Notably, all the aforementioned players did not take part at the World Cup, so it may be a while before the likes of David de Gea (Spain), Victor Lindelof (Sweden), Fred (Brazil), Nemanja Matic (Serbia) and Marcos Rojo (Argentina) return for training.

As new players come in, older players have to move out, and it's easy to identify a few Manchester United footballers who should probably be thinking of moving on.

Inter Milan demanded around £48m for the attacker last summer.

Mourinho has around 17 senior players available for the tour of the United States, which will start with a flight to Los Angeles on Sunday.

"It's a great achievement for a country where the league is a minor league and the majority of the players don't play in Croatia but overseas", he said.

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