Manchester United Releases Statement After Cristiano Ronaldo Announces Death Of Son
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Manchester United has issued a statement after the death of Cristiano Ronaldo's baby boy, who has passed away.
The football club said: "Your pain is our pain, @Cristiano.
"Sending love and strength to you and the family at this time."
Your pain is our pain, @Cristiano 💔— Manchester United (@ManUtd) April 18, 2022
Sending love and strength to you and the family at this time. https://t.co/24oyEV8CQi
Ronaldo took to social media earlier this evening, 18 April, to announce the tragic news.
"It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away," the heartbreaking post read.
"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."
It is believed that girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez gave birth to twins, one of which was a daughter who survived, while their son, sadly, didn't make it.
On 28 October, 2021, Rodriguez and Ronaldo announced they were expecting twins.
Rodriguez was around three months pregnant at the time, with her due date thought to be in the spring of 2022.
Rodriguez and Ronaldo are said to have been together since 2016.
Tributes have been coming in, with Manchester United teammate Marcus Rashford writing: "Thoughts are with you and Georgina brother I’m so sorry."
The Premier League also Tweeted: "The thoughts and condolences of everyone at the Premier League are with you and your family, Cristiano."
The Manchester United Foundation said: "Sending our love, Cristiano."
While Mike Phelan of the coaching staff added: "Thoughts are with you and your family."
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