Former Manchester United midfielder Liam Miller has passed away following a battle with cancer.
The Corkman, 36, flew home from the USA late last year after being diagnosed, where he had been playing with Wilmington Hammerheads in the American third-tier United Soccer League.
Tributes have flooded in on Twitter tonight:
RIP Liam Miller. Devastating news. Great player but more importantly fantastic person. So sad. Thoughts with his family.
— Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) 9 February 2018
— Paul McGrath (@Paulmcgrath5) 10 February 2018
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.
RIP Liam, YNWA. pic.twitter.com/vMkT1CtJ2m
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) 9 February 2018
Sad hearing the awful news that Liam Miller has passed away this evening, taken far so soon by a terrible disease. Proud to have shared a dressing room with him over the years. #RIPLiamMiller
— Kevin Kilbane (@kdkilbane77) 9 February 2018
Not only a talented footballer but, more importantly, it sounds like Liam Miller was a great man. Thoughts with his loved ones at this awful time. Taken far too soon
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) 10 February 2018
— YBIG (@YouBoysInGreen) 9 February 2018
Miller became a real prospect under Martin O’Neill at Celtic before joining United as a 23-year-old in 2004. Under Sir Alex Ferguson, the Ireland international made 22 appearances in his two years at the club. He then joined Sunderland.
We send our best wishes to Liam Miller’s family and friends. May he rest in piece.
Stumbled across this interview with Miller from 2015, with Liam Mackey of the Irish Examiner.