Max Taylor


Formerly known as Max Dunne, his name was changed to Max Taylor from February 2019.

A Mancunian centre-back who was born 10 days into the new millennium, he joined the club in 2014 following a successful trial.

He was the only Manchester-born player in the intake of eight players for 2016, although Aidan Barlow hails from nearby Salford.

The defender made his Reserves debut ahead of schedule, when coming off the bench in the final seconds of the draw with Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium before returning to fight for a place in the Under-18s side.

He finished the 2016/17 campaign with 12 starts for the Under-18s. Dunne continued to progress in the following campaign, making 17 appearances in all competitions. The youngster formed part of the defence that won the Under-18 Premier League North trophy.

A step up into the Under-23s squad followed, but he required cancer treatment during the 2018/19 season. Everyone at the club continues to provide the utmost support in his rehabilitation and he returned to training for the first time in September 2019, as an important step in the resumption of his career.

His first appearance since surgery came as a substitute in the Under-23s' win at Swansea City in October and he also got to come off the bench at Old Trafford (he'd been an unused sub there in the past) when Sunderland's second string were defeated 3-0 a month later.

Taylor flew to Kazakhstan as part of the squad for United's match against FC Astana in the UEFA Europa League in November 2019, although he was an unused substitute during the Reds' 2-1 defeat.

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Max Taylor.

Taylor signs new contract Article

Under-23s central defender Max Taylor has finalised fresh terms with the Reds.

Alex Fojticek with the ball in training.

Double loan move agreed Article

Two of our Under-23s are sealing temporary switches to non-league side Stalybridge.

Max Taylor - United Unscripted.

UTD Unscripted: Time to give something back Article

United defender Max Taylor feels a debt of gratitude to everybody who helped him recover from cancer.

Arnau Puigmal, United's young Spanish midfielder.

Who are the youngsters in United's squad? Article

We provide a player-by-player guide to the Academy lads who travelled to Kazakhstan.

Ethan Laird training at Astana Arena

Revealed: Shirt numbers for United's debutants Article

Find out which numbers will be worn by the youngsters in our first-team squad against Astana.

Max Taylor.

Taylor: I won't let cancer define me Article

Max Taylor discusses his remarkable story with former United youngster Joe Thompson in an MUTV interview.

Max Taylor.

Taylor's inspirational tale of recovery video

Our inspirational young defender Max Taylor discusses his return to action and why cancer will not define him...

Max Taylor playing for Manchester United Under-23s.

Taylor in United squad for Astana trip Article

Young defender Max Taylor is among the players going to Kazakhstan for Thursday's Europa League game.

Dylan Levitt celebrates his goal against Swansea City with his Manchester United U23s team-mates

United Under-23s sink the Swans Article

The young Reds come from behind to beat Swansea - and welcome back Max Taylor following his serious illness.

Max Taylor is welcomed back by the rest of the Under-23s squad.

Taylor welcomed back to training Article

Under-23s central defender Max Taylor is stepping up his return after cancer treatment.

Max Taylor in action for United's Under-23s.

Taylor responds successfully to cancer treatment Article

There is encouraging news on Under-23s defender Max Taylor, after he underwent chemotherapy.

Max Dunne takes some refreshment on board.

Dunne expects a step up Article

Max Dunne is aware Premier League 2 will be a step up for the new members of the U23s squad.

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