Liam Miller, the former Celtic and Manchester United midfielder was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in November 2017. He had since been under treatment in the United States and Ireland. The father of three passed away just four days short of his 37th birthday, the Daily Mail UK reported.

RIP – gone but never forgotten

Miller began his professional career with the Scottish club, Celtic in 2000. His time at Celtic also included a short loan spell at Aarhus.

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The late midfielder played a great part in the Celtic league winning campaign of 2003/2004 where he appeared on 40 occasions. He did not sign a new contract with the Scottish giants and moved to Manchester United on a free transfer in 2004.

Miller made a total of 22 appearances in two years for Sir Alex Ferguson. He netted twice during his time at Old Trafford. He was loaned to Leeds United in 2005/06. Miller was the sold to Sunderland in 2006 where he stayed for almost three years. He helped the Black Cats to get promotion back to the Premier League in 2007. He got on the move again in 2009 and this time he went to Queens Park Rangers. A stint at Loftus Road was followed by short spells at Hibernian (Scotland), where he stayed till 2011 making 66 appearances and netting seven times. He was on the move again in 2011 after his contract expired with Hibernian and this time to Australian clubs Perth Glory, Brisbane Roar and Melbourne City.

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Later on, he also featured for his home-town club Cork City and lastly, Wilmington.

Liam Miller also featured for his national side, Ireland where he made 21 appearances. He made his international debut at the age of 23 on 31 March 2004 in a 2-1 win against the Czech Republic at Lansdowne Road. He went on to play for his national side for another five years and scored just once for the greens, a stunner in a 3-0 win over Sweden.

Football World Reacts to the untimely death of midfielder

Manchester United wrote in their tweet: “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.”

His former Celtic team-mate expressed his condolences on twitter saying: “Rest In Peace Liam Miller, taken way too soon, my thoughts and prayers are with Liam’s family, friends and club mates.”

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

He tweeted: “It is with great sadness that I learned of the death of Liam Miller, who brought skill and passion to his games, for the Republic of Ireland, Cork City, Celtic, Manchester United and other clubs. I send my condolences to his family and friends, and all those who love Irish sport.”