19-year-old baller Max Taylor has earned his first call up to Manchester United’s senior squad – just two months after returning to training after successful treatment for testicular cancer.
The defender has been named in the club’s squad for the Europa League fixture against Astana on Thursday night and could make his first team debut for the club, completing a remarkable comeback story since he was diagnosed with cancer one year ago.
February 2019: Diagnosed with cancer and undergoes successful chemotherapy
November 2019: Named in Manchester United's travelling squad to face Astana
Max Taylor is an inspiration 🙌 pic.twitter.com/jL08Wv9kgZ
— utdreport (@utdreport) November 26, 2019
Taylor underwent a successful course of chemotherapy in 2019 and only returned to training in September. The promising central defender returned to the pitch for Man United’s U23 team in October and has already impressed coaches at Old Trafford with his ability since making his inspirational comeback.
Taylor joins fellow teen stars Mason Greenwood, James Garner and Dylan Levitt in United’s squad for this week’s European game.