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Gareth Southgate's side negotiated their way to the semi-final of the competition but were unable to overcome opponents who had played extra-time in both their previous matches.

Now, the club is gearing up for a new season, with fans and players alike eager to see United return to the glory days and make a real challenge for the prize they crave most of all: the Premier League trophy.

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.

"England have reason to cry because they were so close to [reaching the World Cup final], but they have also have reason to be optimistic", the Manchester United manager told RT. To take Croatia to a World Cup final is something wonderful.

The Belgian did have a decent start to the World Cup but it all petered out as he could not take the national side to the final in Russian Federation.

"The players and the squad, everybody involved in the World Cup, have a reason to come back home with pride after giving everything and making the country proud".

"So he was wonderful by going there and winning that ball in the air".

They had overcome Denmark and Russian Federation to reach the semi-final, before eliminating the Three Lions.