José Mourinho was close to getting a serious injury on his return to Old Trafford.
The newly appointed Tottenham Hotspur manager was left rubbing his leg in pain after Daniel James crashed in his knee on the sideline.
Had James hit Mourinho a few inches to the left, Mourinho could have ended up enduring a much more painful experience.
It happened after Spurs midfield Harry Winks fouled James.
James was left floored as Mourinho limped heavily afterwards.
See the clip below, courtesy of NBC Sports:
A physical start to the match, Daniel James collides with José Mourinho. pic.twitter.com/TbtXPnNGIK
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💥 Jose Mourinho picks up a nasty blow on the knee from a sprawling Dan James
— Sporting Life Football (@SportingLifeFC) December 4, 2019