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Roy Keane, Man United legends play tribute match in memory of former midfielder Liam Miller

On Tuesday alumni of Manchester United, Celtic and the Republic of Ireland gathered at Pairc Ui Chaoimh in Cork, Ireland, to play a tribute match in memory of former Ireland international Liam Miller, who passed away from cancer in February at the age of 36.

A capacity crowd of 45,000, including Ireland president Michael D. Higgins, filled the ground to honour Miller and raise money for Miller's family and various other charities. Miller's professional career spanned 16 years, with stops at Celtic, Man United and a stint in the Australian A-League along the way.

Miller played for Perth Glory, Brisbane Roar and Melbourne City in a three-year A-League spell and also represented his country 21 times.

Manchester United legends, led by Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes, won the tribute match against a combined Republic of Ireland and Celtic legends side on penalties, in what former Man United and Ireland captain Roy Keane called a "fine tribute to Liam and his family."

Led by members of Liam Miller's family, ex-Man United, Celtic and Ireland players take the pitch in Cork.
Led by members of Liam Miller's family, ex-Man United, Celtic and Republic of Ireland players take the pitch in Cork.
Ryan Giggs, a teammate of Liam Miller between 2004-06, was one of the biggest stars on display Tuesday.
Ryan Giggs, who was a teammate of Liam Miller between 2004-06, was one of the biggest stars on display Tuesday.
Gary Neville and Louis Saha celebrate the Frenchman's first-half goal against the Ireland & Celtic legends.
Gary Neville and Louis Saha celebrate the Frenchman's first-half goal against the Ireland & Celtic legends.
Former Ireland teammates Robbie Keane and Roy Keane share a laugh at the Liam Miller Memorial match.
Ireland legends Robbie Keane and Roy Keane share a laugh at the Liam Miller Memorial match.

Dion Dublin's penalty gave Man United the victory on a day that was about much more than a football result.
Dion Dublin's penalty gave Man United the victory on a day that was about much more than a football result.
Paul Scholes and David May lead the applause for the capacity 45,000 in Cork.
Paul Scholes and David May lead the applause for the capacity 45,000 in Cork.

A beautiful send off for a man who was so adored by so many and passed away far too young. Liam Miller, gone but not forgotten.

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