Miller told he has no future at Old Trafford

July 16, 2006

Liam Miller will be allowed to leave Manchester United once the Red Devils receive a suitable offer.

Big things were expected of Miller when he moved south from Celtic in the summer of 2004, having signed a pre-contract agreement six months earlier.

However, virtually from the moment he set foot in Old Trafford, the Republic of Ireland midfielder appeared overawed by his surroundings.

In two years at United, Miller has managed just 22 first-team appearances and despite the huge number of senior players missing, he was still only a substitute in the opening game of the Red Devils' current tour of South Africa yesterday.

The 25-year-old spent the latter half of last season on loan at Leeds, as the Yorkshire outfit's run to the Championship play-off final.

Leeds' failure to overcome Watford at the Millennium Stadium scuppered any chance of Miller making a permanent move to Elland Road.

But Sir Alex Ferguson has accepted it would be better for all parties if Miller did move on and hopes a deal can be sorted out prior to the August transfer deadline.