Max Taylor is eager to get going with Rochdale after the Manchester United graduate found himself a new club.

The 21-year-old homegrown talent progressed through the famed Old Trafford youth academy and overcame cancer during his time at the club.

However, despite featuring several times for the U18s and U23s in Premier League 2, the centre-back was never to be handed a first-team debut for United. He travelled for the November 2019 Europa League clash against Astana.

Now, following his release at the end of his contract this summer, Taylor is preparing for the start of a new permanent adventure.

Indeed, following a successful trial period — during which he played three pre-season friendlies — Taylor has put pen to paper on an initial one-year deal with the League Two club.

Upon completing the transfer, he told the Rochdale website: "I'm very happy to get everything over the line.

"I've loved the feeling around the club. Everyone has a great attitude and I'm really looking forward to cracking on with the season.

"I think everyone wants to get going now. We have had a good pre-season and all the lads have got good minutes under the belts. Everyone will be fighting for a shirt on Saturday."

Rochdale manager Robbie Stockdale added on Taylor: "I'm really pleased to have secured the services of Max.

"He been with us for a week to 10 days now and he has impressed everyone with his attitude, on and off the pitch, as well as his ability.

"As a young player who is eager to impress, I think our fans will enjoy his determination on the pitch. We also want to develop him and make him a real asset to the club."

Taylor and newly-relegated Dale kick-off their League Two campaign at Harrogate on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

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