Marcus Rashford has led the condolences towards Cristiano Ronaldo and his family after the Manchester United star's baby son tragically died. Ronaldo ...
Marcus Rashford has led the condolences towards Cristiano Ronaldo and his family after the Manchester United star's baby son tragically died.
Ronaldo announced the sad passing of his son on Monday evening in a statement released on behalf of himself and long-term partner Georgina Rodriguez. The baby boy was one of twins he was to share with Rodriguez, their second and third children together.
But sadly the boy has passed away soon after his birth, leaving Ronaldo and his family heartbroken. Ronaldo paid tribute to the doctors and nurses who worked to save his son as he revealed his 'pain' at the loss.
"It is with the deepest sadness that we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away. It's the greatest pain any parents can feel. Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness," Ronaldo's statement read.
"We would like to thank the doctors and nurses for all the 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."
Team-mate Rashford led the condolences towards Ronaldo and his family, offering his support. The attacker said on Twitter : "Thoughts are with you and Georgina brother. I’m so sorry."
Rashford was joined by former Tottenham and Everton star Gary Lineker, who also offered his condolences. The Match of the Day host wrote: "Terribly sad news. Sincere condolences to you and your family."
United themselves expressed their deep sadness at the news. The official club Twitter account posted a message saying: "Your pain is our pain, @Cristiano Sending love and strength to you and the family at this time."
Red Devils keeper David de Gea quote-tweeted Ronaldo's statement with a simple heart emoji. The official Premier League account also sent their condolences, writing: "The thoughts and condolences of everyone at the Premier League are with you and your family, Cristiano."