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Former Man United midfielder Liam Miller dies aged 36 after battle with cancer

The midfielder was capped 21 times by the Republic of Ireland national side between 2004 and 2009

Former Manchester United and Celtic star Liam Miller has tragically died at the age of 36 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.

Miller was diagnosed with cancer in November last year and had been undergoing treatment in the United States and Ireland.


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Former Manchester United ace Liam Miller has died at the age of 36

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Former Manchester United ace Liam Miller has died at the age of 36

The midfielder passed away after suffering from pancreatic cancer

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The midfielder passed away after suffering from pancreatic cancer

The midfielder played under Sir Alex Ferguson for two years at Old Trafford between 2004 and 2006, netting twice in 22 appearances in all competitions,

He started his career at Scottish giants Celtic in 1999, before cementing himself as a key player in the 2003-04 campaign, where he helped them win the league title after featuring on 40 occasions.

His rapid rise earned him his Republic of Ireland debut in 2004 – his first of 21 caps for the Boys in Green – where he scored just once, a stunner against Sweden in a 3-0 win.

A fan favourite wherever he went, Miller also enjoyed spells at Leeds, Sunderland, Queens Park Rangers, before eventually moving back to Scotland.

Liam Miller played 44 times for Celtic, helping them win the league in the 2003/04 season

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Liam Miller played 44 times for Celtic, helping them win the league in the 2003/04 season

The Irishman celebrates after netting his country’s third goal against Sweden during a friendly in 2006

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The Irishman celebrates after netting his country’s third goal against Sweden during a friendly in 2006

He played at Hibernian for two seasons, accumulating 76 caps and seven goals, before venturing into Australia to don the jerseys of Perth Glory and Brisbane Roar.

Miller then returned back to his native country to sign for Cork City, but was on the move yet again a year later to join American semi-professional side Wilmington Hammerheads.

United posted a heartfelt message on Twitter, which read: Manchester United is deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of our former midfielder Liam Miller.

“We extend our condolences to his loved ones at this extremely difficult time.”

Touching tributes have come pouring in for Miller since the news of his death:

 


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