Cork City and Manchester United supporters pay tribute to Liam Miller 5 years ago

Cork City and Manchester United supporters pay tribute to Liam Miller

There was a minute's applause in the 22nd minute of the clash at Oriel Park.

Cork City supporters paid a touching tribute to Liam Miller on Sunday during the 4-2 President's Cup win over Dundalk.


Both sides remembered the late former Celtic and Manchester United midfielder with a minute's silence prior to kick-off at Oriel Park, but there was also a heartwarming tribute by the Rebels supporters during the first-half.

Cork fans held a minute's applause in the 22nd minute while some held aloft jerseys with 'Miller 22' on the back. The Irishman wore that number during his solitary season at Turners Cross.



As snow fell in Dundalk, it was a poignant moment and one that captured the impact Miller's untimely passing had had on Ireland and beyond. Cork City won the match 4-2, with John Caulfield's side recovering from going 2-0 down to win the League of Ireland season's curtain-raiser.

During Newcastle United's win over Manchester United at St James' Park on Sunday afternoon, both sets of supporters could be heard singing Miller's name. United wore black armbands as a mark of respect for their former player.


On Saturday night, former United manager Alex Ferguson was among those leading the tributes to Miller.

“I am very sad to hear that Liam has died," the 76-year-old 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.”