'Wonderful talent' – Fans react as former-Celtic star Liam Miller battles with cancer
By John Reid
With reports suggesting that former Celtic, Manchester United and Sunderland player and Republic of Ireland international Liam Miller is fighting a battle with cancer, supporters of his former clubs have taken to Twitter to offer him their support after hearing the shocking news about the 36 year old.
Hope Liam Miller pulls through, will never forget his Lyon Performance pic.twitter.com/uVk0h1gfEm
— Mark O'Brien (@sparco1979) November 13, 2017
Thoughts and prayers of all former players are with Liam Miller and his family #youllneverwalkalone
— CelticFPA (@CelticFPA) November 13, 2017
Sad to hear about Liam Miller, he was once a young bright light in an aging celtic squad, That why many of us took it bad when he signed for utd. Wonderful talent unfortunately injury blighted his career. Hope he pulls through ????
— Proinsias (@JohnRocks1967) November 13, 2017
Gutted about Liam Miller like. Will never forget his goal against Boro. Absolute limbs in the away end that day… he hit the ball a bit like Van Persie against Charlton. https://t.co/omNZGg6MIm
— Gav. (@Gav1879) November 13, 2017
— Devils Related (@Devils_Related) November 13, 2017
Awful news about Liam Miller. Thoughts with his friends and family. Hope he can pull through. pic.twitter.com/t1drnOG3Z1
— CelticLisboa (@CelticLisboa) November 12, 2017
Liam Miller from same area as me, greatest sportman to ever come from here. Going on to play for Cork City, Manchester United, Sunderland, Celtic etc. Absolute legend in my town hope this isn't true, absolutely gutting
— Evan ???????? (@FutbolEv_) November 12, 2017
Miller began his career at Celtic, and after making his debut in 2000 he spent a year on-loan at Danish club Aarhus.
He broke into the Celtic first-team in earnest in 2003 at the age of 21. His dynamic play and goals from midfield, aided by his performances in the Champions League – and goals against Lyon and Anderlecht – inevitably attracted attention from the bigger clubs in England.
Miller rejected the opportunity to sign a new contract with Celtic in favour of joining Manchester United on a free transfer in July 2004.
Miller found it difficult to break into the United first-team in his time at Old Trafford, making only eight appearances in his first season at the club.
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He joined Leeds on loan but then signed a permanent deal with Sunderland, where he spent three season before joining QPR.
Miller than had two seasons at Hibs, before ending his playing days in Australia, with spells at Perth Glory and Brisbane Roar.
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