Leading clubs and figures from across the world of football are continuing to lend their support to ex-Celtic footballer Liam Miller who is battling cancer at the age of just 36.

Celtic FC has said in a short statement: “The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Celtic Football Club are with Liam Miller and his family at this time.”

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Manchester United also added: “The thoughts of everyone at Manchester United go out to Liam Miller and his loved ones at this difficult time.”

Other stars - including former Hoops ace Chris Sutton and Wigan Athletic players Alex Bruce and Noel Hunt - have also taken to social media with messages of support aimed at Miller and his family.

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As the devastating news began to break late on Sunday night, Sutton said: “All thoughts and prayers go out to my old teammate Liam Miller tonight.”

Bruce said: “Sad to hear that my old team mate Liam Miller is battling cancer, my thoughts are with him and his family and I hope he can beat this and pull through.”

Hunt added: “Such sad news about my old Room mate Liam Miller, Pray to God he pulls through this battle with Cancer, my thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.”

Putting all rivalry aside, Rangers fans have also been sending their best wishes to Miller and his family.

Miller, who made 26 appearances for Celtic, scoring two goals, is believed to be back home in Cork.

The Irishman was highly rated by then Hoops manager Martin O’Neill who lost him to Manchester United where he spent two seasons under Sir Alex Ferguson.

He also played for Leeds, Hibs, and Queen’s Park Rangers.

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Miller last played in the US Major Soccer League for Wilmington Hammerheads last year.

It was claimed by one authoritative source on social media that he had recently been in the US for chemotherapy.