Each of their three knockout games have gone to extra time.
Kieran Trippier's early free kick gave them the lead, but Ivan Perisic pushed the match into an additional period, in which Mario Mandzukic became the decisive factor.
The Portuguese tactician further lauded Perisic's aerial threat as a key attribute that separates him from a conventional winger, as the Croat towered above Kieran Trippier to set up compatriot Mandzukic for the victor.
However, the 29-year-old is back on United's radar after enjoying an excellent World Cup with the winger scoring during Croatia's 2-1 win over England in midweek to book a place in their first ever World Cup final. Perisic he went from Croatia to Dortmund to Wolfsburg to Inter.
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But eventually, the move broke down, and Inter convinced Perisic to sign a new contract.
"Perisic is a different kind of winger to a lot of others in his position", he said. But he is also physical, very physical.
Former Liverpool manager Graeme Souness believes Perisic would be a quality addition at Man United. While Benfica is one club looking to sign the player up, Jose Mourinho is not willing to let his young defender leave Old Trafford in the coming season.
Sterling finished the tournament with no goals and a solitary assist - against Panama - in six appearances, but his hard work and movement off the ball has won him plaudits from many.
"That tells you plenty about his pedigree".
However, a number bids in the region of £45m were rejected by the Italian giants, and Perisic as a result stayed in Milan, much to the confusion of Mourinho. Let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.