Man United’s Ronaldo to miss Liverpool match after death of newborn twin

"Family is more important than everything and Ronaldo is supporting his loved ones at this immensely difficult time,"

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

The Manchester United star was expecting twins with partner Georgina Rodriguez

Georgina Rodriguez had given birth to a girl, while their son died

On Monday, Ronaldo had said, ‘It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away.’

‘It is the greatest pain that any parent can feel,’ he continued in the statement

“Only the birth of our daughter gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness.”

"Baby, you are our angel. We will always love you,” Ronaldo concluded the statement

As such, we can confirm that he will not feature in the match against Liverpool at Anfield on Tuesday evening