Mario Mandzukic scoring got Jose Mourinho talking about the rumoured target
• Mandzukic scored the winning goal against England in World Cup semifinal [2-1]
• He was strongly linked with United before the World Cup
Jose Mourinho said on RT that Croatia won the game due to their character and his comment on the striker emphasises it: ''Mandzukic was having a game under his level, he was very, very tired but the chance appeared and he put the ball in the net.''
The interest in the 32-year-old Juventus striker may proceed after the World Cup as trusted Italian sources in Fabrizio Romano and Gianluca Di Marzio reported about Jose Mourinho's interest in the Croatian and the player's desire to test himself in the Premier League.
Not a starter at his club, Mandzukic will likely have even fewer opportunities under Massimiliano Allegri now that Cristiano Ronaldo has arrived.