Donny van de Beek and Estelle Bergkamp, the daughter of Arsenal hero Dennis, have discovered the sex of their first child after a proper gender reveal celebration.
The Manchester United midfielder, 24, and Estelle, 25, announced they were expecting a baby in early November with a heartwarming social media post.
The couple met in Amsterdam last summer, although Estelle was born in London in 1996, a year after her father joined the Gunners.
She then moved to Manchester to join Van de Beek, who received a new lease of life under the management of United interim manager Michael Carrick and started against Villarreal on Tuesday.
The good news keeps coming for the Dutch international, who will soon welcome a girl into the world with her partner.
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The couple took to a rooftop five-a-side pitch to learn the gender of their baby, where Van de Beek was handed a soccer ball containing colored smoke, blue denoting a boy and pink denoting a girl.
The former Ajax star kicked the ball and it burst into a pink puff, then he kissed Estelle in touching images shared on their two Instagram accounts.
Ian Wright, Bergkamp’s former Arsenal teammate, was among those who sent the couple their best wishes and commented on Seven Hearts of Love on Estelle’s post.
The uplifting revelation of the genre capped a brilliant few days for Van de Beek, who seems to have been greeted with coldness after a frustrating time at his club.
He has often been ignored for playing time by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and has only made two starts in all competitions under the Norwegian this season.
However, Solskjaer’s sacking on Sunday could see Van de Beek play a bigger role in the coming months, with Ralf Rangnick set to take over as interim manager.
He came off the bench at halftime against Watford last weekend in what turned out to be Solskjaer’s last game in charge and scored his first goal of the season to give United hope for a comeback, although they fell to a 4-1 loss at Vicarage Route.
With Carrick named Solskjaer’s successor on a temporary basis, Van de Beek got a rare Champions League start as the Red Devils won 2-0 at Villarreal midweek.
He is hoping for more involvement as United travel to Chelsea on Sunday night for a delicate meeting with Premier League leaders.