Manchester United confirm Cristiano Ronaldo will not play v Liverpool
Manchester United have confirmed Cristiano Ronaldo will not play against Liverpool tonight.
In a statement via the club website, United stated: “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.”
Ronaldo last night announced the death of his newborn son. The newborn girl twin did survive.
Manchester United visit Liverpool at Anfield in a Premier League clash between the two teams.
Ronaldo will not travel, due to personal circumstances. You can view our predicted line-up, without Ronaldo.
United are already without injured striker Edinson Cavani, who picked up an calf injury on international duty with Uruguay.
Ronaldo is United’s top goalscorer this season with 21 goals, including a hat-trick at the weekend against Norwich.
Cristiano Ronaldo: One of the greatest ever
- Ronaldo signed for Manchester United in 2003
United paid just £12 million to sign Ronaldo from Sporting. He went onto score 118 goals for United and won the Premier League title three times.
- A five times Champions League winner
Ronaldo won the Champions League for Manchester United in 2008. He then went on to win the trophy a staggering four more times with Real Madrid.
- Goal hungry superstar
Ronaldo once netted 42 goals in a season at United, a figure he smashed at Real Madrid. He once scored 61 goals in a single season for Real and 60 in another. He scored 101 goals in his last three years at Juventus alone.
- International star
Ronaldo broke the all-time international goal scoring record in 2021 to move clear as the most prolific player ever for his country.
- Multiple time Ballon d’Or winner
Ronaldo has now won the Ballon d’Or Award five times, finishing in second place on six occasions.