Former United footballer Liam Miller loses battle with cancer

Liam Miller

Liam Miller

A Republic of Ireland worldwide, Miller began his career with Celtic followed by Manchester United.

Miller, who earned 21 caps for the Republic of Ireland and also played for Sunderland, Leeds United and his hometown club Cork City, revealed he was battling pancreatic cancer in November.

"We are saddened to hear this evening that former Sunderland midfielder Liam Miller has passed away".

Tributes have poured in following the death of footballer Liam Miller, led by former clubs and teammates.

"He was an unassuming young man off the pitch but he was a brilliant player on it".

UNITED will wear black armbands in today's game against Newcastle United in a mark of respect to the late Liam Miller.

He also played for his home-town club Cork City and, most recently, Wilmington Hammerheads in the United States.

"We have received the very sad news that Liam Miller has passed away tonight". We extend our deepest condolences to his loved ones at this hard time. A minutes silence will be observed in all CSL games this weekend in Liam's memory. All my prayers go to his family and friends.

Sunderland did likewise, tweeting both their condolences and also a clip of Miller in action in a 2007 match against Derby, where he scored another late victor.

A number of team-mates, fans and clubs took to social media to express their sorrow.

"And, of course, when the news filtered through last night it was terribly sad, and especially when you think of his wife and three children".

While the Brisbane Roar tweeted that they were "incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of our Championship winning midfielder".

"He was obviously in a coma but they still say the person hears what's going on around you so we were just chatting like normal - amusing stories through our childhood and stuff like that. Our deepest condolences to all his family and friends", was another tribute on Twitter.

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