Luke Chadwick celebrates turning 40 by wearing PL winner's medal

Luke Chadwick revels in his Manchester United cult hero status as he dons his 2001 Premier League title winner’s medal for a lockdown birthday party 19 years on… to the delight of fans who use him to mock Steven Gerrard

  • Ex-Manchester United midfielder Luke Chadwick turned 40 on Wednesday
  • Chadwick shared what he got up to on his special day via some Twitter posts
  • The 40-year-old posted two videos of himself celebrating by singing karaoke 

How do you celebrate a milestone birthday? Well if you’re Luke Chadwick you do so with a spot of karaoke while wearing one of your prized possessions.

The former Manchester United and England Under-21 midfielder turned 40 on Wednesday and took to Twitter to give a glimpse of his celebrations.

Dressed smartly in a suit, Chadwick posed for a photo wearing his Premier League winner’s medal – won with United during the 2000-01 campaign.

Luke Chadwick wore his Premier League winner’s medal during his 40th birthday celebrations

Chadwick was part of United’s 2000-01 title-winning team, making 16 league appearances

‘All dressed up for the lockdown party,’ he captioned that photo. Party popper Will be in bed by ten, have drunk a little too much already.’

The picture of Chadwick with the Premier League winner’s medal was of great satisfaction to some Manchester United supporters who revel in the fact he possesses something that Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard doesn’t.

Despite going on to have a more successful career, Gerrard never won the Premier League – something Chadwick can say he has. And United fans were quick to tease about Gerrard in Chadwick’s replies.

‘Let Gerrard in for a look at that medal pal,’ wrote one user; while another put: ‘Chadwick 1-0 Gerrard. Happy birthday Luke’.

Other replies included ‘Hooch, WKD and a medal Steven Gerrard would kill for. What a birthday!’ and ‘Happy birthday Chadders….. Got more Premier league winners medals than Gerrard…..!’

Manchester United supporters wished Chadwick a happy birthday and taunted Steven Gerrard

Liverpool legend Gerrard enjoyed a more successful career but never won the Premier League

Despite stating he would be asleep by 10pm, Chadwick was very much still going beyond that as his next two social posts revealed.

Fully in the spirit of things, Chadwick was enjoying himself as he shared two videos of himself singing. The first was Don McLean’s ‘American Pie’, the second ‘Angels’ by Robbie Williams.

Accompanying the latter video, Chadwick captioned it: ‘One for the road! Off to bed, need to be fresh for the morning! The dog ain’t gonna walk itself!

‘Had a great day, won the quiz and karaoke and came second at Uno. Thank you for all your birthday wishes.’

Chadwick’s evening also took in some karaoke as he sang ‘American Pie’ and ‘Angels’

He received a Cambridge United shirt with surname and age on the back of it as a present

And updating his followers on Thursday morning Chadwick, who received a Cambridge United shirt with No 40 on the back – one of his former clubs, revealed he was feeling a little worse for wear.

‘Feeling a tad ropey this morning, must of been something I ate.

‘Had a real mixed bag of reviews for my singing but as a performer I accept that and understand my style is quite niche! Hopeful of hearing back from a couple of record labels today. Enjoy your day.’

Chadwick made 39 senior appearances before leaving United in 2006 to join West Ham. He then went on to play for Stoke, Norwich Milton Keynes Dons and Cambridge United before retiring at non-league side Soham Rangers. 

He is now coaching children in the Cambridgeshire community at Football Fun Factory. 

He finished his professional career with hometown club Cambridge and is now in coaching

Earlier this year, Chadwick spoke out about his mental health struggles after being mocked about his appearance on BBC’s sports quiz show They Think It’s All Over.

In May, Chadwick opened up about how the jibes at his expense, which focused on his looks, obliterated his already fragile confidence as a youngster.

The presenter of the show Nick Hancock publicly apologised to Chadwick, as did team captain Gary Lineker who appeared on the show – with both being accepted by Chadwick.

They Think It’s All Over, which ran from 1995-2006, was a late-night satirical sports panel show featuring famous names as guests, with Lineker the most high-profile of the team captains, along with David Gower.  

Chadwick has forgiven the TV celebrities who tormented him about his looks as a footballer

They Think It’s All Over was a satirical sports-based panel show presented by Nick Hancock (centre) and featuring team captains Lineker (right) and David Gower (left), plus comedians Jonathan Ross (top left) and Rory McGrath (top middle)

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