Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill sends support to Liam Miller

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

Many of Liam Miller's former global teammates took to Twitter to show support for the Cork man as it was revealed that he is battling cancer.

Last night, it was revealed the family of the 36-year-old Corkman, who enjoyed spells with Manchester United, Celtic and Sunderland, are planning to bring him home ahead of chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer.

He said: "Awful news about Liam Miller, keep the fingers crossed that he somehow pulls through".

Miller progressed through the youth ranks at Celtic before being handed his league debut in May 2000 - a month before O'Neill took over as manager.

But the football world this morning sent messages of support to the Irishman, who played 36 times for Leeds United scoring once between 2005 and 2006.

McManus added: 'He starts chemo tomorrow and is fighting hard really can't go into any more detail than that out of respect for him and family.

Former A-League import Liam Miller has reportedly been diagnosed with cancer.

He told reporters: "The news - we heard about it just recently, we didn't know how bad it was - and obviously all thoughts go out to him and his family".

There was support too from fellow Corkman David Meyler, who said the 21-times-capped Ireland worldwide is in the thoughts of the current squad.

Jacob Burns, the former Leeds and Australia midfielder who is now head of football at Perth Glory, tweeted: "In shock!"

"That's from the whole team and everyone".

Liam Miller won the A-League premiership and championship with Brisbane Roar in 2014.

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