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Manchester United Legends Come Together In Tribute To Liam Miller

Manchester United Legends Come Together In Tribute To Liam Miller

The world is still reeling from the tragic news that Liam Miller has passed away at the age of 36.

Miller made a name for himself at Celtic, breaking through under Martin O'Neill and dazzling in the Champions League memorably scoring against Lyon and Anderlecht. His performances moved Henrik Larsson to remark that Liam Miller was "one of the best young talents I have ever seen".

Alex Ferguson was present at the Celtic/Anderlecht game, with the Manchester United manager reportedly there to cast his eye over Vincent Kompany, then still plying his trade in the Belgian league.

Miller, however, caught Ferguson's attention instead, and signed him upon the expiration of his Celtic contract. Miller moved to United in the summer of 2004, joining in the same window as Wayne Rooney.

Miller went on to make nine appearances for United before moving to Leeds on loan. He ultimately left the club to join Roy Keane at Sunderland. In spite of the lack of first-team opportunities, Miller made an impression at Old Trafford, with many of the club's legends paying tribute today.

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David Beckham posted on Instagram:

Rio Ferdinand spoke on BT Sport in tribute to his former teammate.

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Like Miller, Brian McLair played for both Celtic and United.

In a message that served to underline just how cruel Miller's passing is, Michael Carrick - now United captain - paid tribute to a former teammate of the same age.

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Plenty of other United legends also paid their respects.

See Also:Β Watch: Celtic Park Pays Poignant Tribute To Liam Miller

Gavin Cooney
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Changed the spelling of his name upon pressure from Michael Owen.

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