Sir Alex Ferguson has offered the sympathies of everybody at Manchester United to Wayne and Coleen Rooney and their family, following the tragic death of 14-year-old Rosie McLoughlin.
Rosie, sister of Coleen, passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning after a lifelong battle with Rett syndrome.
"Everyone at Manchester United was shocked to hear the terrible news," Sir Alex told ManUtd.com. "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this very sad time.
"I would urge everyone to respect the family's privacy at this very difficult time."