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Man Utd youngster gets first senior call-up following chemotherapy

We are delighted to hear Man Utd defender Max Taylor has received his first senior call-up just 12 months after having chemotherapy treatment for testicular cancer, as reported by the Manchester Evening News.

Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is taking a youthful squad to Kazakhstan on Thursday to face FK Astana in a Europa League group stage match.

The game kicking off at an earlier time than usual (3.50pm) and, by the sounds of it, we’re going to see a young team start with United already qualified for the knockout phase of the Europa League.

Taylor only returned to training in September after getting the all-clear from medical staff.

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This is a remarkable achievement for Taylor and we hope to see him make his first-team debut on Thursday.

According to BBC Sport, first-team coaches Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna have stayed in Manchester and will work with most of the first-team players before Sunday’s Premier League encounter with Aston Villa at Old Trafford.

That means Nicky Butt is traveling with Solskjaer for the trip to Kazakhstan. 

Butt, head of first-team development, will know most of the young players in the squad from looking after the youth teams.

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