Manchester Utd teenager Max Taylor returns to training after beating cancer

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Man United Under-23 defender Max Taylor has returned to training after overcoming cancer


Manchester United teenager Max Taylor returns to training after undergoing chemotherapy treatment and beating cancer

  • Max Taylor underwent chemotheraphy after being diagnosed with cancer in Feb
  • The 19-year-old returned to training with Man United Under-23’s on Wednesday
  • Taylor joined club in 2014 and signed a professional contract at United in 2018   

Manchester United teenager Max Taylor has returned to training with the club’s Under-23 side after beating cancer.

Taylor, who recently changed his surname from Dunne, underwent chemotherapy after being diagnosed with cancer in February.

The defender has responded well to treatment and is well enough to resume his career at United, having signed a professional contract in 2018.

Man United Under-23 defender Max Taylor has returned to training after overcoming cancer

To mark his return, United posted a squad photo of Taylor and his team-mates before their training session at Carrington on Wednesday.

Taylor also thanked doctors, the club and his family in an interview with United’s official website.

 ‘I feel immensely proud and happy to be back on the training pitch with my team-mates and friends,’ he said to ManUtd.com.

Taylor underwent chemotherapy treatment after being diagnosed with cancer in February

Taylor underwent chemotherapy treatment after being diagnosed with cancer in February

‘Without the invaluable support of my family, team-mates and, of course, the nurses and doctors, my return to training at this stage would not have been possible.

‘I want to thank all of the club’s medical and sports-science staff that I have worked with throughout my rehabilitation.

‘The next step is to continue working hard in the gym, and out on the grass, to hopefully make my return on the pitch.’

Taylor joined United back in 2014 after impressing coaching staff while on trial and will now hope to win his place back for United’s Under-23 side. 

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