Manchester United’s Under-23s defender Max Taylor has responded successfully to cancer treatment after undergoing chemotherapy. He will continue to be carefully monitored despite the positive news and is back on the road to playing for the club again.

I would like to thank everyone at the club that has helped me since day one. The nurses at the Christie and HCA healthcare, plus Melissa from MacMillan Cancer Support, have all provided me with wonderful care. Words cannot describe how much my family has helped me through this. My mum and stepdad Matthew, my brother George, Meir and my girlfriend Lydia, and all the rest of the family, have provided invaluable support.

In January last year the defender signed his first professional contract with the club and made the step up to the U-23 team last summer. Last year he spoke about how much it meant to him to get a deal at United.

Obviously, being from Manchester and supporting United, it’s a boyhood dream to turn professional with the club. Nicky Butt has been telling me how I’ve been doing and what I need to improve. I signed the contract just after I turned 18 but I got told about it before my birthday so it was like a special present. My family were really happy, as was I.


You can donate to his fundraising page, which is raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust, The Christie and Cancer Research UK.