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Manchester United’s Ronaldo misses Liverpool match after death of newborn twin

  • Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodriguez announce one of their newborn twin babies had died.
  • Manchester United say “Ronaldo is supporting his loved ones at this immensely difficult time.”
  • Underline family’s request for privacy while confirming Ronaldo’s absence in Liverpool match.

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo did not play against Liverpool in the Premier League on Tuesday following the death of his newborn son a day earlier.

Ronaldo and his partner Georgina Rodriguez, who announced in October last year they were expecting twins, said on Monday that one of the two babies had died.

“Family is more important than everything and Ronaldo is supporting his loved ones at this immensely difficult time,” United had said in a statement on the club website ahead of the match against Liverpool.

“As such, we can confirm that he will not feature in the match against Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday evening and we underline the family’s request for privacy.”

United are fifth in the Premier League table, three points adrift of fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, ahead of their trip to Anfield to take on second-placed Liverpool.

Courtesy : GeoNews

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