Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Former Irish International Liam Miller Is Fighting Cancer

Former Irish International Liam Miller Is Fighting Cancer

The 36-year-old spent two years at Old Trafford having been signed by Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2004, playing 22 games in all competitions for the Red Devils.

Miller retired from football in 2016 and had been working towards achieving his Uefa training licence.

The midfielder starred under O'Neill in his final season with the Scottish giants, scoring in a Champions League match against Lyon that helped seal his big move away.

"I gave him his debut as a kid at Celtic, he played wonderfully well".

"The news - we heard about it just recently, we didn't know how bad it was - and obviously all thoughts go out to him and his family".

He also has 21 senior global caps, and one goal, for the Republic of Ireland. "We are all thinking of him and his family and hope he can pull through and be strong".


The midfielder, who played 21 times for Ireland, also had spells at Hibernian, Leeds, Sunderland, QPR, Melbourne, Cork and was a key member of the Brisbane team that won the Australian A-League title for the third time in four years in 2014. He also played at worldwide level from U19 up, earning 20 senior caps with the Republic of Ireland between 2004 and 2009.

Former Celtic player Chris Sutton also wished him a speedy recovery on twitter.

A number of former Ireland internationals have expressed their sorrow at news of his illness.

McManus added that Miller starts chemotherapy on Monday.

"The thoughts of everyone at Manchester United go out to Liam Miller and his loved ones at this hard time", read a post from the club's official Twitter account.

"Pray to God he pulls through this battle with cancer, my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family".

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