Cristiano Ronaldo will not take part in Manchester United's match against Liverpool in the Premier League this evening (Tuesday, April 19) following the death of his baby boy.

The Portuguese striker, 37, his partner Georgina Rodriguez confirmed the news in a joint statement released on Monday (April 18).

It read: “It is with our 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 girl 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 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.”

It was confirmed today that Ronaldo would play no part of the clash against Liverpool.

A club statement from United on Tuesday read: "Family is more important than everything and Ronaldo is supporting his loved ones at this immensely difficult time. We underline the family's request for privacy."

Ronaldo’s former club Real Madrid said in a statement on their official website: “Real Madrid, its president and board of directors are deeply saddened by the passing of one of the children that our dear Cristiano Ronaldo and his partner, Georgina Rodríguez, were expecting. Real Madrid shares in the family’s pain and wishes to send them all of our warmth.”

Manchester City and the Premier League also sent condolences to Ronaldo in messages on Twitter.