Sir Alex Ferguson has paid tribute to former Manchester United player Liam Miller after learning that he had died.
Miller passed away on February 10 aged 36 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. He had been undergoing treatment in the United States and in Ireland.
He began his professional career at Celtic in 2000 and went on to join United in 2004 where he made nine appearances before departing for Sunderland in 2006.
‘I am very sad to hear that Liam has died,’ Ferguson said. ‘He was a good professional, who served our club in an excellent manner.
‘He was a quiet unassuming young man and was popular with everyone at Carrington. ‘On behalf of all my staff who worked with Liam at the time, we send our deepest sympathy to his family.’
Manchester United next take on Newcastle on February 10 and they will wear black arm bands in remembrance of Miller.