Liam Miller, former Manchester United and Celtic midfielder, undergoing cancer treatment

Liam Miller in action with Cork City FC in 2015. Pic Fergal Phillips

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

Reports emerged on Sunday night that the 36-year-old was battling pancreatic cancer and is now receiving chemotherapy treatment in the United States.

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.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of Ireland's World Cup play-off second-leg clash with Denmark, the former Bhoys boss said: "I gave Liam his debut at Celtic".

Former Celtic player Chris Sutton also wished him a speedy recovery on twitter.

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


The Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill said the news "puts things in perspective".

Later in his career, Miller would spend some years in Australia's A-League, before returning home to play with Cork City in 2015 before heading overseas again, joining the Wilmington Hammerheads in North Carolina.

His former teammate at Hibernian, Tam McManus wrote on Twitter; "Awful news about Liam Miller keep the fingers crossed that he somehow pulls through".

John Hartson, who played alongside Miller at Celtic, tweeted: "My thoughts are with Liam miller and his family this morning. Hope he can get through this hard time of his life".

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

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