Liverpool fans have held a minute’s applause as a tribute to Cristiano Ronaldo’s son who passed away on Monday.
Man United gave the forward compassionate leave for the game against Liverpool
In a statement released on the official Manchester United website, they said “Family is more important than everything and [Cristiano] 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.”
Seven minutes in, Liverpool and Man United fans show their support for Cristiano Ronaldo and his family ❤️pic.twitter.com/v0tfcFa9C8— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) April 19, 2022
The 37-year-old shared the heartbreaking news on Monday, leading to tributes pouring in from all corners of the world.
Cristiano Ronaldo shared the heartbreaking statement on Instagram: “It is with deepest sadness we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away. It is the greatest pain that any parents can feel. Only the birth of our baby girls 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 devasted 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.”