Julia Roberts watches Manchester United’s latest box-office flop

Manchester United drew 1-1 with West Ham United at Old Trafford which is their fourth consecutive home game without a win.

By: AP | Manchester | Published:November 28, 2016 12:32 pm
Julia Roberts, Manchester United, Man Utd, Man U, Manchester United vs West Ham, Julia Roberts Man Utd, Julia Roberts Old Trafford, football news, sports news Julia Roberts with her children Patricia, Phinnaeus and Henry were in attendance at Old Trafford on Sunday evening. (Source: AP)

Julia Roberts has swapped movie theaters for football’s Theater of Dreams. The American actress was joined by her family at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium to see Sunday’s English Premier League match against West Ham.

And they were among the few United fans with anything to smile about after the 1-1 draw as Roberts’ three children were able to enjoy a kick-about on the field of the record 20-time English football champions.

United’s chances of winning the Premier League are already fading after a fourth consecutive home game without a win. Jose Mourinho’s sixth-placed team is 11 points behind leader Chelsea after one third of the season.

Roberts won an Oscar in 2001 for her portrayal of crusading legal advocate “Erin Brockovich.” She received Oscar nominations for “Steel Magnolias” and “Pretty Woman.”