Cristiano Ronaldo Returns to Manchester United for the First Time, 48 Hours After Losing Baby Boy

Cristiano Ronaldo Returns to Manchester United for the First Time, 48 Hours After Losing Baby Boy

  • Cristiano Ronaldo has been seen returning to the Manchester United training ground just two days after announcing the death of his son
  • The 37-year-old was given compassionate leave by Manchester United as he sat out the 4-0 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield
  • Ronaldo is Manchester United’s top scorer this campaign with 15 Premier League goals and will be an important figure in the Red Devils’ top-four chase

Cristiano Ronaldo has shocked the football world by returning to train with his Manchester United teammates just two day after the death of his son.

The 37-year-old striker and his partner, Georgina Rodriguez had on Monday, April 18 revealed the tragic news in a joint statement on social media.

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Cristiano Ronaldo could be seen in his car entering the Manchester United training base in Carrington. Photo credit The Mirror
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According to a report via the Daily Mirror, Manchester United granted Ronaldo compassionate leave, and he missed Ralf Rangnick's side trip to Liverpool on Tuesday night, but he has since returned to Carrington.

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Ronaldo prior to the sad event had scored a hattrick for Manchester United as they had a nervy 3-2 win against Norwich in the Premier League.

The Portuguese striker is the Red Devils’ top scorer this season having netted 15 Premier League goals and also has 6 goals in the Champions League before United were knocked out in the quarter-finals.

Ronaldo may feature in top-four decider against Arsenal

Manchester United host Arsenal on Saturday, April 23 in a game that is considered a key determinant in top-four race in the English Premier League.

According to the Daily Mail, it seems Cristiano Ronaldo will be available for selection against the Gunners after he returned to training just 48-hours after the death of his baby boy.

The 37-year-old striker missed the trip to Anfield after he was offered compassionate leave by Manchester United after the sad news was announced on Monday.

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Real Madrid sends emotional message to Cristiano Ronaldo

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Real Madrid has joined the rest of the football world to send their condolences to Cristiano Ronaldo following the sad loss of his newborn son.

The Manchester United forward disclosed via social media the passing of one of the twin babies he was expecting with his girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez.

Real Madrid released a statement via its website to condole with the 37-year-old star.