Portsmouth run rule over Manchester United defender Max Taylor in reserve win over Luton

Manchester United defender Max Taylor featured for Pompey reserves as a triallist in their 2-1 victory over Luton.

Tuesday, 9th March 2021, 3:24 pm
Updated Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 2:06 pm

The centre-back linked-up with the Blues on Sunday and played the entire 90 minutes in today’s win at Privett Park.

Taylor impressed with his range of passing alongside Paul Downing in central defence as he bids to earn a Fratton Park deal.

The 21-year-old’s contract at Old Trafford expires this summer and he appears set to be released by the Premier League heavyweights.

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Manchester United's Max Taylor featured for Pompey reserves as a triallist against Luton. Picture:Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Taylor has been with the Red Devils since he was 14 but has yet to make a senior appearance.

He has featured twice for United’s under-21s in the EFL Trophy while he had a spell at non-league Kidderminster Town earlier this season.

Taylor also had a trial at League One rivals MK Dons last summer but was unsuccessful.

In November 2018, Taylor was diagnosed with testicular cancer but made a recovery to return to playing football.

Pompey had another triallist who featured in central midfield against Luton although he remains unnamed.

Kenny Jackett watched both from the stands at Gosport Borough, with Haji Mnoga and Ben Close scoring in the triumph.