Former Celtic, Man United man Miller battling cancer

Friends rally around Liam Miller as footballer faces cancer battle

Some incredibly sad news began to emerge last night that former Irish global Liam Miller was gravely ill, fighting cancer.

Believed to be back home in Cork receiving treatment, former Hibs player Tam McManus tweeted that Miller: "was in the United States of America for treatment this month and flies back tomorrow to start chemo here".

"I gave him his debut as a kid at Celtic, he played wonderfully well".

"We heard about the news recently but we didn't know how bad it was".

The Hull midfielder told a press conference on Monday: "Obviously we heard the news, we're unsure about the details, but our thoughts go out to his family and we're just thinking about him and we just hope he can pull through and he's strong".

Having spent a number of years in Australia after leaving his final British club, Hibernian, Miller returned to his hometown team, Cork City, in 2015.

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Manchester United and Celtic offered their thoughts to the player and his family, while the likes of Ian Harte, Darren O'Dea and Chris Sutton also expressed their concern and passed on their support.

"There is a lot of shock in the community", he said.

The 36-year-old began his career at Parkhead, scoring two goals in 26 appearances during the Martin O'Neill era before moving to Manchester United.

"The thoughts of everyone at Manchester United go out to Liam Miller and his loved ones at this hard time". Thoughts go out to him and his family.

He said: "Awful news about Liam Miller, keep the fingers crossed that he somehow pulls through".

This story originally appeared in the Evening Echo.

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