The Red Devils were heavily linked with the Croatia international's signature last summer, but a transfer did not materialise.
Since then the Croat has continued his devastating form in Serie A with the Nerazzurri, while further producing wonders for his homeland in Russian Federation this summer as the Blazers await a World Cup final date with France this afternoon.
Each of their three knockout games have gone to extra time.
Perisic then set up Mario Mandzukic to score the victor in extra time.
Raheem Sterling's performances at this World Cup received mixed reviews.
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" Russia is handing over the relay baton for hosting the FIFA World Cup to Qatar ", Putin said. "I would like to thank everyone". All options will be on the table.
Yet United manager Mourinho has now suggested the 23-year-old was lucky to hang on to his spot in Gareth Southgate's team, as he summed up England's World Cup efforts in an interview with Russia Today.
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". "Normally you judge wide players on their pace and creativity, but he's physical too - exceptionally physical - and in the air he's fantastic".
"Perisic is the kind of winger that is different to the others", said Mourinho. "He didn't seem to have the confidence in a Manchester United shirt that I've seen in a Sweden shirt".