Former Manchester United Midfielder Diagnosed With Cancer

Liam Miller To Return To UK For Treatment

Liam Miller
Image: Peadar O’Sullivan

Former Manchester United, Celtic and Leeds United midfielder Liam Miller is suffering from cancer it has been revealed today.

The news came in a tweet from former Celtic striker John Hartson on Monday morning.

Miller has been playing in the United States with fourth-tier side Wilimington Hammerheads, but he is due to return to the UK for chemotherapy.

The 36-year-old broke in to the Celtic side as a teenager before moving to Old Trafford after his contract with Celtic expired in 2004. But he couldn’t make the grade at United. He was loaned out to Leeds United in 2005 and sold to Sunderland the following year. He then had spells with Queens Park Rangers and with Hibernian in Scotland before moving to Australia in 2011.

Republic Of Ireland international Miller joined his home-town club Cork City in 2015 but lasted just a season there before moving to the USA with Wilmington in February 2016.

Hartson, who won his own battle against cancer in 2009, wrote:

“My thoughts are with Liam Miller and his family this morning. Hope he can get through this difficult time of his life.”