Monday, 19 November, 2018

Football world pays respect to Liam Miller

Liam Miller Liam Miller
Andrew Wong | 11 February, 2018, 04:12

Both played with the 36-year-old during his spell at Manchester United in the 2005-06 season and took to social media to share their grief after Miller died from cancer on Saturday (AEDT).

Miller was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer past year and had been undergoing treatment both in the United States of America and in his homeland of Ireland.

The Cork native earned 21 caps for Ireland, scoring one goal.

Cork Schoolboys League tweeted the news, saying: "We have received the very sad news that Liam Miller has passed away tonight".

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Miller scored twice for United during his two years at Old Trafford, away to Crewe in his first season and then at home to Barnet during the 2005/06 campaign.

In a message that served to underline just how cruel Miller's passing is, Michael Carrick - now United captain - paid tribute to a former teammate of the same age.

"Condolences to Liam's lovely wish and his family. We extend our condolences to his loved ones at this extremely hard time".

The president of Ireland also took some time to pay his tribute to former Ireland star.

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Former Manchester United midfielder and Irish worldwide, Liam Miller has passed away at age 36 after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.

He moved to Australia in 2011 where he also had spells with Perth Glory, Brisbane Roar and Melbourne City. A minutes silence will be observed in all CSL games this weekend in Liam's memory. "Such tragic news. What a gifted footballer he was and a true gentleman http://too.RIP Liam".

His former club on Wearside said they were saddened by the news. He leaves behind his wife Clare and three children. "Thoughts and prayers with his loved ones". We extend our condolences to our friends in the FA of Ireland and to Liam's family and friends.

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

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