Young defender Max Taylor has confirmed he will leave Manchester United.

Taylor was named in United’s U23 line-up against Derby County for Monday night’s game.

This is the last game of the U23 season and his last chance to play before his contract expires.

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Taylor told MUTV: “I will be sad to leave United, it will always be my club but I am ready for the next phase of my career.”

When asked what the future holds for him, Taylor said he would consider offers outside of England if he becomes a free agent.

He said, “I’ve always liked the idea of ​​playing abroad … I’m open to both.”

A mixed season

Taylor spent some time in court in Portsmouth earlier this year. No agreement has been reached yet, although it may be possible once his United contract expires in late June.

The young center-back saw loan deals with MK Dons and then Macclesfield last summer before moving to Kidderminster and being on the match report for his first month at the club.

His stay at Kidderminster was cut short in early 2021 when the non-league season was canceled.

He then returned to the United Academy and played U23 football. Today’s game against Derby was his last game.

Overcome adversity

Taylor has already overcome serious career difficulties and survived a spell out of the game after being diagnosed with cancer.

After undergoing chemotherapy in 2018, Taylor received permission to resume his career a year later.

He traveled to Astana with the first team in 2019 to compete in the Europa League despite not playing.

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The MEN reported earlier this year that Taylor was one of the players United was expecting for this summer and his exit comes as no surprise.

At 21 he has to play football for the first team and there is no way for him to do so at Old Trafford.

He’s borrowed a taste of it, and staying with the under 23s for longer has helped him make up for lost time. Now is his opportunity to examine his options and carefully make a decision about the next step in his career.

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