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United legends pay tribute to former team-mate Liam Miller after Irishman dies at just 36-years-old

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.

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 …