Ex-Manchester United midfielder, Miller is dead

Lynette Rowe
February 11, 2018

The former Celtic, Manchester United and Republic of Ireland midfielder was just 36, and had only retired in 2016 after a 16-year professional career.

"When we got word he was suffering with cancer a few months ago, it was devastating news, for anyone that played with him", Kilbane, who played with Miller for Republic of Ireland, said on Football Focus.

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

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".

The club also added a video of Miller scoring the victor in a dramatic 4-3 comeback victory over Southampton in 2005.

At the end of his career, Miller headed to Australia's A League, where he featured for Perth Glory, Brisbane Roar and Melbourne City.

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The Irishman went on to play 22 times for the club, and Ferguson paid tribute to his professionalism and personality in a short statement, released on United's official website. Irish rugby legend Brian O'Driscoll tweeted: "Awful to wake up to the sad news of Liam Miller's passing".

"We are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of former Hibernian midfielder Liam Miller".

Minster for Sport Shane Ross paid tribute to Miller and said his thoughts were with his family.

The tragic news emerged last night that former Ireland midfielder Liam Miller has passed away following a courageous battle with cancer.

President Higgins expressed condolences to Liam's family and friends. Rest In Peace " while Wayne Rooney said on Twitter his thoughts were also with the Miller family. He leaves behind his wife Clare and three children.

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