The whole of Manchester United is behind Cristiano Ronaldo following the death of his baby son, says interim boss Ralf Rangnick.
Ronaldo confirmed in a social media post on Monday that his baby son had passed away.
He and his partner Georgina Rodriguez had been expecting twins. Their newborn daughter survived.
Ronaldo was absent from United’s Premier League meeting with Liverpool on Tuesday and Rangnick sent a message of support to the Portugal captain’s family.
“This is the worst thing that can happen. I’m the father of two sons myself, so I’m fully aware what that means,” Rangnick told Sky Sports.
“We’re all behind him. We’re all with him. We wish that him and his family are strong together.”
He added to the club’s official media team: “It shows there are more important things in life than football. The whole club is with him. For me, it was clear that he was to be where he is now – with his family.”
United and Liverpool fans came together and applauded when the clock showed seven minutes in a show of support for Ronaldo.
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