It was confirmed the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo from his team Manchester United match against its host Liverpool, in the English Premier League, which will be held today, Tuesday, in the wake of the death of his newborn son.

Manchester United confirmed Ronaldo's absence from the match on their official website and stated that "the family is more important than anything else, and Ronaldo supports his loved ones at this difficult time."

And “Almanio” confirmed that he will not participate in the match against Liverpool at Anfield this evening, Tuesday, and said, “We stress the family’s request for privacy.”

And the British news agency "PA Media" reported that Ronaldo announced the sad news on social media on Monday, and he received a huge number of messages of support from all over the world of football and beyond.

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The captain of the Portuguese national team and Manchester United's top scorer, announced - yesterday, Monday - the death of one of his newborn twin children.

In a joint statement with his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez on social media, Ronaldo said, "It is with deep sadness that we announce that our infant son has passed away. It is the greatest pain any parent can feel."

"Only the birth of our daughter gives us the strength to live through this moment with some hope and happiness," he explained.

Ronaldo concluded by saying, "We are all devastated by this loss, and we ask for privacy at this very difficult time. Our little boy, you are our angel. We will always love you."

Ronaldo announced last year that he and his girlfriend will have twins, knowing that the Portuguese star has 4 children.