Only one year after beginning his battle against cancer, Max Taylor has been given his first Manchester United senior call up by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The 19-year-old centre back was diagnosed with cancer and began treatment during the 2018/19 season.
After surgery and chemotherapy, Taylor returned to under 23 action last month.
He has impressed manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer enough to warrant a call up to the senior squad for the Europa League qualifying group game against Astana of Kazakhstan.
“Obviously, Ole has given quite a few of us the opportunity to travel with the team and, hopefully, a few of us will get a game.”
“The position I was in this time last year.”
“I was in my first few weeks where I had chemotherapy, I wouldn’t have thought, a year on, I’d be travelling with the first team.”
“It doesn’t matter what the environment is like, just being out there is massive.”
” It’s been a dream since I can remember ever kicking a ball – being a Manchester United first-team player.”
Congratulations Max Taylor on a fantastic achievement!