Rachel Riley shares adorable new photo of newborn daughter Maven in Manchester United merch

Rachel Riley took to Instagram to share an adorable photo of her newborn daughter Maven Aria Riley Kovaleva surrounded by Manchester United merchandise.

The Countdown star, who welcomed her first child with husband Pasha Kovalev earlier this month, melted hearts with a snap of her little one laying down while surrounded with sports memorabilia.

Maven, who is 12 days old, is seen sporting an adorable Manchester United baby gro, as teddies, t-shirts, bibs and blankets surround her.

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Rachel, 33, captioned the post: "As a parent it's important your kids make their own choices in life, no pressure, she can support whichever football team she likes… so long as she picks a red one that plays in Manchester

"Huge thanks to our friends and @manchesterunited family for all these amazing gifts!

"Such a lucky girl (and very happy Mum!) Xxxxx."

Last week Rachel announced she had given birth to her first child in her bathroom, after not having time to rush to the hospital.

Rachel wrote: “2 weeks after we were expecting her this little one finally made an appearance!

“Miss Maven (one who understands) Aria (lioness) Riley Kovaleva arrived on Sunday morning weighing in at 7lbs 4.

“After keeping us waiting she came so quickly we didn’t have a chance to get to the hospital and was born in our bathroom with our amazing doula and wonderful St Mary’s midwives rushing over to be with us in to be nick of time!

“She’s absolutely perfect and Pasha and I are in newborn bliss. Couldn’t be more in love.”

In another close-up shot of the newborn, Rachel revealed they were calling their daughter “Mave” for short.

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Rachel and Pasha announced they were expecting their first child together in May and one month later secretly tied the knot in a ceremony in Las Vegas.

Rachel took to social media to share the happy news of the marriage with fans as she posed alongside her new husband while sporting a short patterned pink and cream dress while holding a bouquet of flowers.

“Introducing the new Mr and Mrs Kovalev… We both said yes!,” she captioned the image.

Rachel and former Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Pasha first met when they were partnered on the BBC One show back in 2013.

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