Manchester City continued their impressive run as they humiliated Shakhtar 6-0 at the Etihad Stadium.
It is less than a year after he arrived Old Trafford from Arsenal.
"At the end we are both good guys, more than you expect".
However, the 2018 FIFA World Cup winning star was said to have had some basic indoor training on Friday, which suggests a minor niggle rather than a long-term injury.
The Portuguese coach still regrets the club's failure to sign Perisic - with CEO Ed Woodward reportedly refusing to stump up an extra £5m - and believes his skillset would have been a better fit.
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"They had a problem for 10 minutes after Cristiano's goal but they were so stable with a lot of commitment, aggressive without the ball".
The victory left Manchester United second in their Champions League group and just two points behind Juventus with two games left to play in the group stage. "If the answer is positive - and we have of course one more session tomorrow - he is ready".
"But what is behind I can not say but in this moment I have only to think about football, and to think about football is to think about Manchester City as a football team there". For sure it is an important game, like any other one, because we are playing for three points and we want to win every time we play in the Premier League or any other competition.
"It's ugly, sometimes we also take insults from the crowd, but there was no need, but I did not insult him, nothing that has been spread around". "It's true they are the favourites because they are in unbelievable form but this is Manchester United and you never know what can happen".
"They have incredible talent up front and in the middle as well".