This was potentially inches away from resulting in a serious injury for Jose Mourinho on his return to Old Trafford.
Daniel James was sent sprawling after a poor challenge from Harry Winks, and he ended up clattering into Mourinho on the sideline.
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James caught Mourinho’s knee with a pretty forceful headbutt and the Spurs manager was limping heavily afterwards:
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
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It looks like everyone will be okay, James looks shaken up but came back on shortly after. As for Mourinho, if he got hit at a different angle or in a more direct way that could’ve caused some serious damage to his knee.