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Rachel Riley and Pasha Kovalev take baby Maven to a very special place for the first time

Baby Maven is already a Manchester United fan!

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Sharnaz Shahid
Deputy Online Editor
February 24, 2020
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Rachel Riley is already making sure her little girl, Maven Aria, follows in her footsteps by supporting her favourite football team - Manchester United! The Countdown presenter, who is an avid football fan, posed alongside her husband Pasha Kovalev and their ten-week-old baby daughter inside Old Trafford Football Stadium after they watched the Red Devils beat Watford 3-0. Sharing her pride, the new mum gushed on Instagram: "Ten weeks old today and her first trip to the Theatre of Dreams!"

rachel riley pasha maven football© Photo: Instagram

Rachel Riley shared this lovely family snap over the weekend

Not only did Maven enjoy her first ever match, she also got to meet some very special people. "We got three points and Mave got to meet Sir Alex [Ferguson] and Sir Bobby [Charlton] - such a lucky baby, best day ever," added Rachel, alongside the hashtags #manchesterunited #mufc #proudmama. Game of Thrones star John Bradley was one of the first to comment, writing: "Ah how lovely! She’s perfect!!"

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Last month, Rachel divided football fans after she introduced Little Maven as Manchester United's newest fan - much to the disappointment of Liverpool football supporters! Taking to her Twitter page, the TV star shared a cute snap of her tot posing alongside several teddy bears, all dressed in Manchester United merchandise. There was also a baby grow just centimetres away with the words, "Born to love Liverpool and hate United," emblazoned across it. "Maven and friends really not sure about her new babygrow. Such a shame it doesn't fit #LIVMUN," the mum-of-one wrote in the caption.

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It's clear for the world to see that both Rachel and Pasha are enjoying parenthood. The Strictly Come Dancing couple welcomed their daughter, whose full name is Maven Aria Riley Kovaleva, on 15 December, two weeks after her due date. They eloped to Las Vegas in May last year, shortly after announcing that they were expecting a baby. In November, Rachel spoke to HELLO! about her pregnancy and revealed how she and Pasha wanted to ensure their baby speaks Russian as well as English to honour both sides of the family. She said: "We've got baby books with farmyard animals described in Russian so Pasha is going to be on bedtime story duty, otherwise they won’t be able to speak to their grandma and uncle."

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