Max Taylor was handed a glimpse of the stark differences between the top and bottom of English professional football this week.

The Daily Mail report that the 20-year-old defender was in talks over a loan move to Macclesfield this week, just half an hour before the club was wound up over an unpaid £500,000 in debts.

Taylor is overdue some good luck and regular football after a second unsuccessful attempt to leave on loan this summer.

Manchester Evening News report that Taylor trained with League One outfit MK Dons this summer, but nothing came of it.

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They say he is still looking for a loan deal, and just wants to play regular football at this stage of his development.

It is understandable that Taylor would want to make up for lost time.

He was diagnosed with testicular cancer back in November 2018 (BBC), but has thankfully recovered now.

Taylor showed outstanding strength of character and if there’s anyone at United who deserves a change of fortunes, it’s him.


With a whole host of defenders ahead of him in the pecking order, the best thing for him at this stage of his career is getting a loan move and playing.

Whichever level that is at – he was all set to drop into the National League at Macclesfield – he needs that experience of playing games which matter.

United haven’t used the loan system as much as some other English clubs in terms of getting matchtime for their young stars, but that has changed somewhat this summer.

Taylor needs to be a beneficiary of that and it would be fantastic to see him playing regular football and making up for lost time.

Let’s hope it’s third time lucky as he goes in search of a loan exit before the close of the transfer window.

Manchester United loan exits 20/21

  1. Tahith Chong

    Werder Bremen (season)

  2. Aliou Traore

    SM Caen (season)

  3. Matej Kovar

    Swindon Town (season)

  4. Joel Pereira

    Huddersfield Town (season)

  5. Dylan Levitt

    Charlton Athletic (season)

  6. James Garner

    Watford (season)

  7. Andreas Pereira

    Lazio (season)

  8. Max Taylor

    Kidderminster (until January)

  9. Diogo Dalot

    AC Milan (season)

  10. Di’Shon Bernard

    Salford City (until January)

  11. Jake Carney

    Brighouse Town (season)

  12. Max Haygarth

    Brentford B (until January)

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