Europa League: Manchester United call up teenage defender Max Taylor a year after cancer treatment

  • Manchester United have called up central defender Max Taylor to their Europa League squad 12 months after the 19-year-old had chemotherapy for testicular cancer.

  • The academy graduate, who made his comeback for United's under-23 side last month, could make his first senior appearance in Thursday's match against Astana

  • United have already qualified for the knockout phase from Group L with three wins from four matches.

Manchester United have called up central defender Max Taylor to their Europa League squad 12 months after the 19-year-old had chemotherapy for testicular cancer.

The academy graduate, who made his comeback for United’s under-23 side last month, could make his first senior appearance in Thursday’s match against Astana in Kazakhstan with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer set to field a number of teenagers.

 Europa League: Manchester United call up teenage defender Max Taylor a year after cancer treatment

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to field a number of teenagers against Astana. Reuters

United have already qualified for the knockout phase from Group L with three wins from four matches.

"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," Taylor told the club's website here

“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 United first-team player.”

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Updated Date: Nov 27, 2019 11:09:12 IST