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Cristiano Ronaldo to Miss Liverpool Clash After Death of Baby Son
- Cristiano Ronaldo has been granted a compassionate leave by Manchester United in the wake of his son's death
- The Man United star had been expecting twins with his partner, Georgina Rodriguez, but lost one of the babies
- The development means Ronaldo will not be travelling with the rest of the United squad when they take on Liverpool
- The Portuguese talisman has been in fine shape since his return to Old Trafford, scoring an impressive 21 goals across competitions
Cristiano Ronaldo will play no role when Manchester United take on rivals Liverpool in the Premier League on Tuesday night, April 19.
The match comes at a time both teams are looking to end the season on a high, with United keen to secure a top-four finish.
However, the Red Devils will have to contend with the absence of Ronaldo for the Anfield trip in what will be a massive blow to Ralf Rangnick.
Why Cristiano Ronaldo will not travel to Anfield
Sports Brief understands Ronaldo has been granted a compassionate leave by United following the tragic death of his newborn son.
The Red Devils have since released an official statement in the wake of the unfortunate news, revealing the five-time Ballon d'Or has been allowed some time to heal.
"Family is more important than everything and Ronaldo is supporting his loved ones at this immensely difficult time," the club said in a statement.
"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," the statement added.
Ronaldo announces death of his baby son
Ronaldo made the heartbreaking announcement of his son's death via his official Instagram account on Monday, April 18.
At the time, the Portuguese also announced the birth of a baby girl with his long-term partner, Georgina Rodriguez.
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The power couple had been expecting twins and has since requested for privacy as they mourn their son.
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Ten Hag is said to have agreed a three-year deal ahead of his Manchester United move to succeed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Dutchman is believed to be keen to strengthen the right-wing position and has identified Ajax ace, Antony, as the ideal candidate.