Irish Footballers that Played for Manchester United - Liam Miller
Liam Miller - Introduction
Liam Miller was born in Cork on 13 February 1981. Along with Colin Healy he was involved with Ballincollig under-age teams. Miller came through various underage Irish national teams, culminating in the Under 16 European Championship final victory in 1998 in Scotland. Former Irish football manager, Brian Kerr, was the coach at the time.
Liam Miller had joined Glasgow Celtic as a youth player in 1997 and following his breakthrough into the senior team in the 2003/04 season English clubs began to take notice. It was his midfield performances in the Champions League that particularly caught the eye. Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson moved to sign Liam Miller on a free transfer for the 2004/2005 season.
Liam Miller & Manchester United
Liam Miller made his Manchester United debut on 11 August 2004 against Dinamo Bucharest in Romania. Miller came on after 67 minutes as a substitute for Darren Fletcher. United won by the odd goal in three. For the 04/05 season Miller made a total of 19 appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions. Most of these appearances were as a substitute, or being substituted.
Liam Miller scored his first goal for Manchester United on 26 October 2004 against Crewe Alexander at Gesty Road in the League Cup. Miller's only other goal for United also came in the League Cup in October 2005 against Barnet.
In November 2005 Liam Miller was sent out on loan to Leeds United for a three month period but this was extended to the end of the 05/06 season. It had become clear that Miller did not have a future under Alex Ferguson yet Leeds did not seek to make the loan move permanent. On 31 August 2006 Liam Miller left Manchester United for good to join Sunderland who were managed by his former team mate Roy Keane. Liam Miller's last match for Manchester United was the League Cup match against Barnet.
Liam Miller - Republic of Ireland Career
Liam Miller made his debut for Ireland on 31 March 2004 against the Czech Republic in a friendly match at Lansdowne Road (now Aviva stadium). Ireland, managed by Brian Kerr, won 2-1. Miller made a total of 22 appearances for Ireland, nine of which were as a substitute, and only five were competitive matches. Liam Miller only scored one goal for Ireland. He scored the third goal in a 3-0 win over Sweden in a friendly at Lansdowne Road on 1 March 2006.
Liam Miller - Manchester United & Ireland Statistics
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