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League victor Liam Miller, 36, fighting cancer

League victor Liam Miller, 36, fighting cancer

"Was in the US for treatment this month and flys back tomorrow to start chemo here", BBC pundit Tam McManus tweeted on Sunday night.

Miller is believed to have pancreatic cancer, and starts chemotherapy tomorrow.

"The thoughts of everyone at Manchester United go out to Liam Miller and his loved ones at this hard time".

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

The 36-year-old, who had spells at Celtic, Manchester United and Sunderland, has received widespread support from some of the famous names he would have played with, both at club and global level.

Capped 21 times for Ireland, Miller also had spells with Leeds United, Sunderland, QPR, Hibernian, Perth Glory, Brisbane Roar, Melbourne City, hometown club Cork City and, most recently, Wilmington Hammerheads in the US.

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The Ireland midfielder David Meyler said: "Thoughts go out to him and his family, from the whole team". We are thinking of him and we hope he can pull through and he's strong anyway.

Charlie Adam tweeted: "Thoughts are with Liam miller and his family at this tough time.#staystrong".

"My thoughts are with Liam Miller and his family this morning".

Miller won 21 caps for the Republic between 2004 and 2009, and current Ireland worldwide David Meyler said the squad are thinking about their compatriot.

Some incredibly sad news began to emerge last night that former Irish global Liam Miller was gravely ill, fighting cancer.