The Real Madrid manager had made the journey from Spain to attend a two-day League Managers Association seminar hosted by Sir Alex Ferguson.
However, he also took the opportunity to execute a scouting assignment ahead of the UEFA Champions League battle between Manchester United and his Spanish champions in February.
Did Mourinho like what he saw? Or did United’s attacking threat concern him?
Click through the slides to reveal what the highly successful but controversial “special one” learned from his reconnaissance mission, which saw United beat Liverpool 2-1.