OLE Gunnar Solskjaer says Max Taylor is an ‘inspiration’ to his United team-mates as he prepares to make his debut for the club.
The 19-year-old was last year diagnosed with cancer and had his left testicle removed on October 4.
A CT scan showed that it had ‘spread through the abdomen, the lymph nodes in the abdomen and started a few specks on the lungs’.
The teenager endured an intense, nine-week course of chemotherapy followed by a single day involving as much as eight hours of chemo and four hours of hydration.
Taylor has been named in the United squad for their penultimate Europa League group game at Astana tonight and will start the game on the bench.
“It’s a fantastic story, to see him coming back,” Solskjaer said. “He’s been through something no one should have to go through but he’s come through the other end. He’s an inspiration for all the players.
“You can see when he’s out on the pitch there’s no fear anymore, he’s had fear in his life, when you’re on the football pitch you should enjoy yourself and I hope we can see him progress in his career.”