Liam Miller, former Celtic, Manchester United and Ireland midfielder, dies aged 36 after long battle with cancer

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Liam Miller, who spent three years with Sunderland, passed away on Friday at the age of 36 - Getty Images Europe

The former Celtic, Manchester United and Republic of Ireland midfielder Liam Miller has died at the age of 36 from pancreatic cancer. 

Miller's family and friends announced in November that he was suffering from the disease and he that he had had treatment in the United States before flying home to Ireland for chemotherapy. 

The father of three, who made 21 appearances for the national side, began his career with Celtic before Sir Alex Ferguson took the Republic of Ireland international to Manchester United in 2004.

Miller spent two years at Old Trafford with six months on loan at Leeds before a three-year spell at Sunderland.

After moves to QPR and Hibernian, Miller spent four years in the Australian A-League before signing for American third tier side Wilmington Hammerheads in 2015.

His old friend Tam McManus broke the news and his former clubs and team-mates united to pay tribute: