CRISTIANO RONALDO will not play against Liverpool following the tragic death of his baby son.
The Manchester United, 37, told the world about his and Georgina Rodriguez's heartbreak on Monday after their "angel" newborn son tragically passed away.
And Ronnie was understandably missing as United players arrived at Carrington ahead of tonight's Premier League clash against Liverpool.
A Red Devils statement confirmed: "Family is more important than everything and Ronaldo is supporting his loved ones at this immensely difficult time.
"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.
"Cristiano, we are all thinking of you and sending strength to the family."
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Ronaldo and his partner Georgina, 28, announced they were expecting twins – a boy and a girl – in October last year.
But the United ace revealed to his fans last night that their baby boy has sadly passed away.
He said that his newborn daughter is "giving us the strength to live" despite their "deepest sadness."
Ronaldo tragically wrote on social media: "It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away.
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"It is the greatest pain that any parents can feel.
"Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness.
"We would like to thank the doctors and nurses for all their expert care and support.
"We are all devastated at this loss and we kindly ask for privacy at this very difficult time.
"Our baby boy, you are our angel. We will always love you."
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