Former Celtic, Man United man Miller battling cancer

Was in the United States of America for treatment this month and [flies] back tomorrow to start chemo here.

The 36-year-old, who played for Perth Glory, Brisbane Roar and Melbourne City, will begin chemotherapy this week, according to Scotland-based BBC pundit Tam McManus.

Fellow former United player Danny Higginbotham said: "If true very sad news about one of my former teammates Liam Miller".

Having established himself as a full worldwide with the Republic of Ireland, he later moved to Manchester United, making over 20 appearances for the club before moving to Sunderland.

"The news, we heard about it just recently, we didn't know how bad it was".

Speaking at a press conference ahead of his side's World Cup playoff against Denmark, O'Neill expressed his shock.

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Miller also played more than 20 times for the Republic of Ireland and was a firm favourite under ex-manager Giovanni Trapattoni.

"We're thinking about him and we hope he can pull 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 in his life".

Liam Miller, 36, was sent messages of support from former team mates and fans in his battle against the disease.

Ex-Celtic defender Darren O'Dea, now with Dundee, said: 'All my thoughts and love with Liam Miller and his family'.


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