Former Manchester United Player Dead After Battle With Cancer

Former Manchester United and Republic of Ireland midfielder Liam Miller has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer according to report from Mirror Sport.

The 36-year-old player who had 21 cap-international was diagnosed with the condition in November and returned home to Cork from the US where he had been playing.

Miller came through the youth ranks at Celtic and helped them to the Scottish title in 2003-04 before moving to Manchester United.

The midfielder went on to make 22 appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions, scoring two goals during his time at Old Trafford.

Miller who also had a stint with Leeds, QPR, Hibs, Sunderland and Celtic had his former clubs pay tribute to him on social media on Friday evening after the incident happened as they took the lead:

Leeds tweeted: “Everyone at Leeds United are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former #LUFC midfielder Liam Miller. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.”

Hibs added: “We are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of former Hibernian midfielder Liam Miller. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.”

Sunderland posted: “We are saddened to hear this evening that former #SAFC midfielder Liam Miller has passed away. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.”

Celtic tweeted: “Everyone at #CelticFC is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former midfielder Liam Miller. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time. RIP Liam, YNWA.”

QPR posted: “#QPR are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former midfielder Liam Miller, aged just 36. Our thoughts go out to Liam’s family and friends at this time.”

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