Manchester United women’s team star Emma Watson has been dealt a huge blow. The young midfielder, who signed with United just around a month ago, got injured during a training session on international duty. However, soccer fans have been left confused by the United midfielder’s name, which resembles that of a renowned Hollywood actress.
Following Manchester United’s Emma Watson’s injury before Scotland’s clash against England, several fans have consumed Watson with her namesake, who’s a popular Hollywood actress. Emma Watson, the actress, has starred in several movies like ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’, ‘Little Women’, and so on. Watson, however, achieved global fame for starring in the blockbuster movie franchise Harry Potter.
The Harry Potter girl plays football too? !
— Kalada (Abdul Hakim) (@b3elema) September 27, 2023
Emma Watson played the role of Hermoine Granger, based on the novel series written by the British author J.K. Rowling. Soon after the news about Watson’s injury came out, social media platforms were flooded with reactions from fans. One fan even went on to the extent of writing, “The Harry Potter girl plays football too?“
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Although this hasn’t been the first instance that a soccer player has shared his or her name with a movie star. Former Arsenal youth player Thomas Daniel Cruise shares his name with one of the richest actors in Hollywood, Tom Cruise. However, unlike the Top Gun star, Cruise hasn’t been able to enjoy the same success as his namesake. The 32-year-old has currently retired from soccer and is reportedly working as an accountant.
Emma Watson’s injury: When will the Manchester United star return?
Emma Watson’s season with Manchester United has been stalled after she suffered a knee injury while on international duty. Watson has reportedly injured her anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), which will sideline her for the remainder of the season.
Manchester United signed Watson earlier this year from the Scottish club Rangers. Following her move, Watson stated how excited she was to begin her journey at United. However, with an injury to her ACL, Watson’s excitement has taken a huge hit. The 17-year-old star has already started her recovery at the club premises in Carrington.
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Watson has become the latest in a line of soccer stars to injure their ACL. Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois was sidelined earlier this year with a ruptured ACL. Moreover, two English women soccer stars, Leah Williamson and Beth Mead, have also suffered similar injuries in the last year. However, Watson has promised the Manchester United fans that she will come back even stronger while thanking them for their words of support.