Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo announces death of newborn son;  'We are devastated by this loss and request privacy'

The Manchester United star, who was expecting twins with partner Georgina Rodriguez, revealed that she gave birth to a girl while their son died.

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo announced on social media on Monday that one of his newborn twins had passed away.

Ronaldo, 37, has also requested privacy during the "difficult" period.  He shared in October last year that he and Georgina were expecting twins.

It is with our deep sadness that we have to announce that our child has passed away.  This is the biggest pain any parent can feel.

Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and joy,” Ronaldo said in his statement.

We would like to thank the doctors and nurses for their care and support.  We are devastated by this loss and request privacy during this difficult time.