Former Manchester United and A-League star dies aged 36

Liam Miller Manchester United

Miller's first club Celtic also paid tribute, as did a range of former teammates.

Former Celtic player Stiliyan Petrov wrote on 'I'm 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".

Reports emerged in November that Miller had been battling pancreatic cancer and was receiving treatment in the United States, where he played for Wilmington Hammerheads in 2016.

Huddersfield Town midfielder Aaron Mooy has paid tribute to a former teammate who has died from cancer.

"Today, our thoughts just go out to his wife and family".




Miller was capped at Ireland at all levels from U16 to senior and won 21 caps, scoring once, in a 3-0 win over Sweden, in Steve Staunton's first game as manager.

Manchester United said the club were "deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death" of Miller and they extended their "condolences to his loved ones at this extremely hard time".

Celtic said they were "deeply saddened" by the news and will hold a minute's silence before this weekend's game. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. "So sad. Thoughts with his family".

Celtic were among several of Miller's former clubs who tweeted their condolences on Friday night. Irish rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll tweeted: "Awful to wake up to the sad news of Liam Miller's passing. Proud to have shared a dressing room with him over the years". He was a quiet, unassuming young man and was popular with everyone at Carrington. We all heard the news this morning.

In an interview with Cork examiner in 2015, Miller said: "I genuinely look back and think "I played for Celtic, my boyhood club".

Fine Gael councillor Des Cahill told Independent.ie: "As a fan I particularly remember him playing for Celtic and latterly for Cork City".

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