All-Star Miller to face former teammates

July 11, 2013

Former Manchester United midfielder Liam Miller is relishing the chance to confront his old club with three of his Brisbane Roar teammates in next week's A-League All Stars clash.

The Roar's Miller, Besart Berisha and goalkeeper Michael Theo were on Friday named in the inaugural squad to face the Red Devils at a sold-out ANZ Stadium on July 20.

They join fellow Roar star Thomas Broich, who was last month added to the squad coached by former Brisbane coach Ange Postecoglou, who now heads up Melbourne Victory.

Miller, who played for Manchester United between 2004 and 2006, said he was delighted to get the call-up.

"Playing in front of a packed stadium should be a cracking atmosphere and I'm looking forward to it tremendously," he said.

Four-time A-League champion Theo was just as excited and has labelled the experience a career highlight.

"I'm super excited. It's not every day you get to play against Manchester United in your own backyard in front of a full stadium," Theo said.

The announcement follows Thursday's addition of six new players, including Central Coast's championship-winning duo Michael McGlinchey and Joshua Rose, Melbourne Heart's David Williams and Adelaide United's Nigel Boogaard.

However, some of the shine was wiped off on Friday, after Manchester United announced star striker Wayne Rooney would not be travelling to Australia after suffering a hamstring injury.