Cristiano Ronaldo endured heartbreak this week with the tragic death of his newborn son and Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has offered his condolences to the Manchester United superstar and his grieving family
The 37-year-old and his partner Georgina Rodriguezare persistent heartache after one of her twins died shortly after giving birth last weekend. The tragedy resulted in Ronaldo going missing Manchester United ‘s 4-0 defeat to Liverpool on Tuesday when both supporter groups attended one stylish minute applause for him and his family.
Now, however, the superstar has returned to training and been declared available for when Arteta is arsenal welcome the Red Devils to the Emirates on Saturday. Talking to the media before the game is crucial to both teams’ hopes of qualifying for the game Champions League The next season, the Arsenal boss was asked for his condolences, respectfully replying: “I don’t think I’m allowed to talk about something like this because if you don’t experience it you can’t express it on the same level or go through the pain .
“What this country and the league have shown with what happened at Anfield the other day I think is extraordinary. The sport should lead to finding a unity on a human level that is sometimes lacking. It was a great example and something to be really proud of to be part of a league where some clubs and people involved in the sport can boast that.”
Ronaldo will travel to north London with his team-mates on Friday night and depart his family in Manchester, which now includes a newborn daughterwho fortunately survived. The Portuguese shared the first photo of her little girl Instagram on Thursday and wrote: “Home sweet home. Gio and our little girl are finally with us.
“We would like to thank everyone for all the kind words and gestures. Your support is very important and we have all felt the love and respect you have for our family. Now it’s time to be thankful for the life we’ve just been welcomed into this world.”
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In a separate post, Ronaldo personally thanked the fans at Anfield for the emotional applause, captioning a video of the kind gesture: “One world… One sport… One global family… Thank you Anfield. Me and my family will never forget this moment of respect and compassion.”
Rangnick confirmed his striker’s return in his pre-match press conference, telling reporters: ” Scott McTominay will be back and fit again. He trained with us and will train today, so he will be available for the game tomorrow. The same applies to Raphael Varane and of course Cristiano is available again.”
Paul Pogbais excluded, however, in addition to expected absenteeism Edinson Cavani, Luke Shaw and fred. “According to the scan we did yesterday or the day before, it seems very unlikely that Paul will play until the end of the season,” revealed Rangnick. “The doctor told me it will take at least four weeks for him to recover and with the last game being at the end of May I don’t think it’s very likely he’ll be able to play again.”
https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/mikel-arteta-cristiano-ronaldo-son-26774041 Mikel Arteta admits he can't understand Cristiano Ronaldo's pain after the tragic death of his son