Liam Miller, former Man United, Celtic and Ireland midfielder, dies age 36

Miller joined Manchester United in 2004 on a free transfer./courtesy

Miller joined Manchester United in 2004 on a free transfer./courtesy

Former Republic of Irelend global Liam Miller has passed at just 36 years of age following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.

In a statement, Celtic said: "Everyone at Celtic FC is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former midfielder Liam Miller". Thoughts are with all his family and friends at this horrendous time.

Liam Miller on the ball for Melbourne City in an A-League match in 2014. "Taken too young. Thoughts go out to his family".

Miller came through the ranks at Celtic and made his first-team debut under Kenny Dalglish in May 2000 and became a regular under Martin O'Neill before moving to Old Trafford in 2004.

Miller ended his career in the United States in 2016, having also played for English clubs Leeds United, Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers.

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The midfielder joined the Glory in 2011 and played 49 senior games for the club before winning an A-league title in his lone season with Brisbane Roar in 2013/14.

Danny Higginbotham, a former Sunderland team-mate, described Miller as a "great player but more importantly a fantastic person".

Lessons can be learned from what Liam Miller accomplished in his football career.

Miller's death on Friday brought tributes from a number of his former clubs - including Leeds United, Hibernian and Sunderland. "Thoughts and prayers with his loved ones".

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