Former team-mates of Liam Miller have paid tribute to the ex-Manchester United midfielder after he lost his battle with cancer yesterday.
Miller, who won 21 caps for the Republic of Ireland between 2004 and 2009, flew home for treatment late last year after being diagnosed whilst playing for Wilmington Hammerheads in the American third-tier United Soccer League.
The Irishman began his career at Celtic, before moving to Manchester United in 2004 – where he spent just over a season before moving onto Leeds United on-loan. Miller then left Old Trafford permanently in 2006, moving to Sunderland.
“It is with great sadness that I learned of the death of Liam Miller, who brought skill and passion to his games, for the Republic of Ireland, Cork City, Celtic, Manchester Utd. and other clubs. I send my condolences to his family and friends, and all those who love Irish sport.”
— President of Ireland (@PresidentIRL) February 10, 2018
Spells with QPR, Hibernian and three clubs in Australia followed before a return to his hometown club Cork City and finally a move to America.
Amid the flood of tributes, Celtic’s official Twitter account said: “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.”
Man United also tweeted their condolences: “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.”
A host of former Manchester United players have also taken to twitter to share their condolences with Miller’s family following his sad passing …
Incredible sad news RIP Liam my heart goes out to all his family at this very difficult time.. pic.twitter.com/jgb4BhhXoj
— Andrew Cole (@vancole9) February 10, 2018
Deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Liam Miller. Thoughts with his family at this sad time ? ☘️
— Keith Gillespie (@KeithGillespie7) February 9, 2018
Terrible news Rip ❤️ https://t.co/6UgV2sH2bZ
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) February 10, 2018
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) February 10, 2018
Gutted to hear the sad news about Liam Miller. Thoughts are with his family and friends
— Wayne Rooney (@WayneRooney) February 10, 2018
Terribly sad to hear the news of Liam Miller passing away this morning. Liam was at utd when I first signed. Same age as me. So very sad. Thoughts and prayers with his friends and family. pic.twitter.com/GVFqRWIrVb
— Michael Carrick (@carras16) February 10, 2018
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. pic.twitter.com/k87wINacg3
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) February 10, 2018
Terribly sad news about Liam Miller. Taken too young.Thoughts go out to his family.
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) February 9, 2018
Rest in Peace Liam Miller. So sad. ❤️
— David Meyler (@DavidMeyler7) February 9, 2018