Manchester United Former Manchester United midfielder Liam Miller dies aged 36 Alex Fisher 08:10 2/10/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Getty Images Manchester United Republic of Ireland Premier League Championship Premiership Leeds United Sunderland Celtic Hibernian The Republic of Ireland international also represented Celtic, Leeds United and Sunderland during a career that also saw him play in Australia Former Manchester United midfielder Liam Miller has died of cancer at the age of 36, it has been announced.Miller, who won 21 caps for the Republic of Ireland over a 16-year career, broke through at Celtic before he moved to Old Trafford in 2004.It was reported in November that Miller was suffering with cancer, with his former clubs rallying around him and his family. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Miller’s death on Friday brought tributes from a number of his former clubs – including Leeds United, Hibernian, QPR and Sunderland.”Everyone at Leeds United are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former Leeds midfielder Liam Miller,” the Championship club wrote. “Our thoughts are with his family and friends.”Everyone at #CelticFC is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former midfielder Liam Miller. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.RIP Liam, YNWA. pic.twitter.com/vMkT1CtJ2m — Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) February 9, 2018 Everyone at Leeds United are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of former #LUFC midfielder Liam Miller. Our thoughts are with his family and friends pic.twitter.com/4rtm5yOL1v — Leeds United (@LUFC) February 9, 2018 We are saddened to hear this evening that former #SAFC midfielder Liam Miller has passed away. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. pic.twitter.com/MQqL3x2acN — Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) February 9, 2018 We are incredibly saddened to hear of the passing of former Hibernian midfielder Liam Miller. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. pic.twitter.com/XWURtc72M3 — Hibernian FC (@HibsOfficial) February 9, 2018 Absolutely devastated to hear of the passing of former team mate Liam Miller. With him not so long ago when with @PHXRisingFC against his @RealMonarchs . Just an amazing guy!! Thoughts and prays with his family — Peter Ramage (@peterramage83) February 9, 2018 Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of former Academy player, Liam Miller, who sadly passed away this evening. God Bless pic.twitter.com/EKFwNHw57p — Celtic FC Academy (@CelticFCAcademy) February 9, 2018 Miller also plied his trade in Australia during the latter part of his career, representing Perth Glory and Melbourne City as well as helping Brisbane Roar to the A-League title in 2014.He then returned to hometown club Cork City before playing his final season in the third tier of US football with Wilmington Hammerheads.