Through an official statement, Manchester United confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo will not play against Liverpool and wanted to show him all the support and encouragement possible because "family is more important than everything".
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Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Tuesday's match between the Red Devils and the Reds after the death of one of his newborn twin sons, the club confirmed in a statement.
"Family is more important than anything, and Ronaldo is supporting his loved ones at this immensely difficult time. We can therefore confirm that he will not be taking part in the match against Liverpool at Anfield this Tuesday night and stress his family's request for privacy," United said.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been full of support
Similarly, the club said that all its components and, by extension, the whole world of soccer, send their love and best wishes to the Portuguese striker, who yesterday reported the misfortune through a statement on their social networks.
"Cristiano, we are all thinking of you and we send strength to your family," the Manchester team wrote in its statement.
Ronaldo's former team, Real Madrid, and tonight's opponents, Liverpool, have joined in the condolences.
"It is with our deepest sadness that we have to announce the passing of our son. It is the greatest pain a parent can feel. Only the birth of our daughter gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness," the soccer player and his partner, Georgina Rodriguez, said in their statement.
The striker, 36, is the father of Cristiano Junior and twins Eva and Mateo, and with Georgina Rodriguez, 27, he had Alana Martina.