Manchester derby day and Max Verstappen takes pole – Saturday’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 December 12.


Today is the day.


It was derby day in Manchester.

Manchester United defender Harry Maguire was honoured to wear the Rainbow Laces captain’s armband.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain gave Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp some cheek.

James Milner was looking forward to Liverpool’s trip to Craven Cottage.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic had the last laugh after sharing this Malmo memory.

Oli McBurnie backed former club Swansea in the south Wales derby.

Arsenal Women defender Jen Beattie spoke about her experiences with breast cancer.


A big day for Stuart Broad.

Sydney Thunder signing Sam Billings backed the boys during his quarantine in Brisbane.

David Warner – movie star?

Steve Smith appeared to be enjoying his work out.

Rugby union

England offered a glimpse of their changing-room pep talk halfway through the Autumn Nations Cup final.

Motor racing

Lewis Hamilton is GQ India’s ‘International Man of the Year’.

Max Verstappen got fired up for qualifying in Abu Dhabi.

And it worked as he finally got the better of the Mercedes.

Hamilton was just happy to be back.

Lando Norris was happy with his qualifying position in Abu Dhabi.


High praise indeed from King James.


Michael Van Gerwen got shirty in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.