Ex-Manchester United midfielder, Miller is dead

Sheri Evans
February 11, 2018

A year later he was off to Wilmington Hammerheads in the United States before returning to his home town last November after being diagnosed with his illness.

Miller also spent three years in Australia, playing for three clubs in the A-League, before a season with his hometown club Cork City.

The former Irish global joined United four years after making his Celtic debut and went on to play for the likes of Leeds United, Sunderland, Queens Park Rangers and Hibernian before ending his career in the United States.

He had reportedly undergone chemotherapy after having initial treatment in the US.

"Our thoughts are with Liam?s family".

"We are saddened to hear this evening that former #SAFC midfielder Liam Miller has passed away".

Well put. From one Cork legend to the next.

Miller, who earned 21 caps for Ireland and played for 12 clubs including Manchester United, Leeds and Sunderland, had been battling cancer.

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It was there that he played under Roy Keane in the 2006 Championship-winning side before going on to play for QPR and Hibernian in the UK. We have the masseurs and Kendo [first-team coach John Kennedy] that know him as well and you don't hear anything but good things about him. All our thoughts go out to them.

"He was an unassuming young man off the pitch but he was a brilliant player on it".

He added: "My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends".

Miller, who won the A-League title with Brisbane Roar in 2014 and played for Perth Glory and Melbourne City, had been suffering from cancer.

Stiliyan Petrov, who played with Miller at Celtic, said he was "deeply saddened to hear of the passing of my friend and old team-mate Liam Miller".

His former Celtic team-mate expressed his condolences on twitter saying: "Rest In Peace Liam Miller, taken way too soon, my thoughts and prayers are with Liam's family, friends and club mates".

The President of Ireland Michael Higgins celebrated Miller's contribution to Irish sport. "Our thoughts are with his family and friends". "We were pressing strongly and trying to find the breakthrough when Liam scored a magical goal that gave us momentum to win the game", O'Neill said.

"He was a magnificent role model who will be sorely missed".

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