Birthday greetings and memorable moments – Thursday’s sporting social

Sports stars and clubs across the world continue to provide an insight into their lives on social media.

Here, the PA news agency looks at some of the best examples from October 29.


Marcus Rashford woke up in a good mood.

And cracked right back on with tackling food poverty.

Former Manchester United and Fulham goalkeeper Edwin Van Der Sar celebrated his 50th birthday on Thursday.

With his former clubs sending their birthday wishes.

And Rio Ferdinand, who dubbed himself as the man who got Van der Sar “through the latter part” of his career, also wished the Dutchman well.

As did Patrice Evra

Arsenal wished former players Robert Pires and Kelly Smith a happy birthday.

Mesut Ozil also sent Pires birthday greetings.

Gary Neville was impressed by Manchester United’s win over RB Leipzig – and the performance of Donny van de Beek.

On loan Manchester United full-back Diogo Dalot was gearing up for AC Milan’s Europa League clash.

Theo Walcott was full of pride for his grandfather.

Ben Chilwell opened up


England were among those to wish former captain Michael Vaughan a happy birthday.

Rugby Union

Ben Youngs and Jamie George are set for landmark appearances for England against Italy on Saturday.


Dereck Chisora is ready to come out “all guns blazing” in his fight against Oleksandr Usyk.

Formula One

Lewis Hamilton was showing off his dog Roscoe’s musical talent.