Ex-Celtic and Cork City player Liam Miller battling cancer

Friends rally around Liam Miller as footballer faces cancer battle

Friends rally around Liam Miller as footballer faces cancer battle

Friends and ex-team-mates of Liam Miller have revealed the former Celtic midfielder is battling cancer.

The 36-year-old represented United between 2004 and 2006, and also turned out for Leeds United, Sunderland and Queens Park Rangers in the English game.

The 36-year-old, who had spells at Celtic, Manchester United and Sunderland, has received widespread support from some of the famous names he would have played with, both at club and worldwide level.

"I heard about it just recently but didn't know how bad it was".

"He's a very young man, 36 years of age".

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Fellow Corkman David Meyler, who looks set to captain Ireland in tomorrow night's match, also offered his support to Miller, saying: "Obviously, we heard the news although we are unsure of all the details".

"We're thinking about him and we hope he can pull through".

"The thoughts of everyone at Manchester United go out to Liam Miller and is loved ones at this hard time" a tweet from United read.

Cancer survivor John Hartson, who played alongside Miller at Celtic, tweeted: "My thoughts are with Liam Miller and his family this morning". Later playing in Australia, he then moved to home town club Cork City, before finishing his career in America with semi-professional club, Wilmington Hammerheads.

The former Welsh global said: "My thoughts are with Liam Miller and his family this morning".

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