The Manchester United star and his partner, Georgina Rodrguez, shared the news via his social media networks. The couple claimed in a joint statement that the birth of twin girls has helped them cope with the sorrow.
“It is with great grief that we must inform you that our baby son has died,” the post added. “It is the most agonizing pain that any parent can experience.” Only our baby girl’s birth has given us the strength to live this moment with some optimism and happiness.
“We want to express our gratitude to the doctors and nurses for their outstanding care and assistance. We are absolutely crushed by this loss, and we respectfully want privacy during this terrible time. You are our angel, our sweet boy. “You will always be loved by us.”
The soccer world erupted in support of the Portuguese international almost immediately after hearing the news.