Man Utd & Celtic send messages of support to Liam Miller amid reports he's battling cancer

The former Republic of Ireland international signed for the Red Devils back in 2004, while he has also represented the likes of Sunderland and QPR

Manchester United and Celtic have sent messages of support to Liam Miller after reports emerged that the midfielder is battling cancer.

The 36-year-old spent two years at Old Trafford having been signed by Sir Alex Ferguson back in 2004, playing 22 games in all competitions for the Red Devils.

He also played for the likes of Celtic, Sunderland, Leeds and QPR before a spell in Australia that saw him represent Perth Glory, Brisbane Roar and Melbourne City over a three-year period.

Miller then joined League of Ireland outfit Cork City in 2015 before making the move to America to play for third-tier North Carolina-based side Wilmington Hammerheads in February 2016.

Tweets sent by the ex-Republic of Ireland international's former clubs and team-mates suggest that he is battling a serious illness, with Tam McManus, Alex Bruce and Noel Hunt having mentioned cancer in their messages. 

His former Hibs team-mate McManus also claimed that he is undergoing chemotherapy. He tweeted: "Awful news about Liam Miller keep the fingers crossed that he somehow pulls through. Was in the USA for treatment this month and [flies] back tomorrow to start chemo here. He’s still fighting it. Will say a prayer for him tonight."

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.

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