Former Celtic and Manchester United midfielder Liam Miller dies aged 36

9 February 2018, 23:29

Former Celtic, Manchester United and Hibernian midfielder Liam Miller has died at the age of 36 following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Miller, who won 21 caps for the Republic of Ireland between 2004 and 2009, was diagnosed with cancer last year and had since been undergoing treatment in the United States and Ireland.

Manchester United wrote on Twitter: "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."

Miller made his professional debut for Celtic in 2000 after coming through the youth ranks at Parkhead and helped them win the Scottish Premiership title in 2004.

He moved from Glasgow to Manchester United on a free transfer, making 22 appearances under Sir Alex Ferguson in two seasons - which included a spell on loan at Leeds - before moving on to Sunderland in 2006.

Miller was part of the Black Cats squad that won promotion to the Premier League in 2007 before he joined QPR two years later.

A short spell at Loftus Road was followed by stints at Hibernian, Australian clubs Perth Glory, Brisbane Roar and Melbourne City, home-town club Cork City and, most recently, Wilmington.