Former Manchester United midfielder Liam Miller dies aged 36

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The Republic of Ireland international also represented Celtic, Leeds United and Sunderland during a career that also saw him play in Australia

Former Manchester United midfielder Liam Miller has died of cancer at the age of 36, it has been announced.

Miller, who won 21 caps for the Republic of Ireland over a 16-year career, broke through at Celtic before he moved to Old Trafford in 2004.

It was reported in November that Miller was suffering with cancer, with his former clubs rallying around him and his family.

Miller's death on Friday brought tributes from a number of his former clubs – including Leeds United, Hibernian, QPR and Sunderland.

"Everyone at Leeds United are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former Leeds midfielder Liam Miller," the Championship club wrote. "Our thoughts are with his family and friends."

Miller also plied his trade in Australia during the latter part of his career, representing Perth Glory and Melbourne City as well as helping Brisbane Roar to the A-League title in 2014.

He then returned to hometown club Cork City before playing his final season in the third tier of US football with Wilmington Hammerheads.

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