Donny van de Beek will miss the rest of the season with a serious knee injury in the latest blow to the Dutchman’s Man United career
Manchester United have confirmed that Donny van de Beek will be out for rest of the season after suffering a serious knee injury in the win over Bournemouth at Old Trafford earlier this month.
Van de Beek hobbled off shortly before half-time in tears following a challenge from Marcos Senesi who slipped as he went into the tackle.
It has taken United 10 days to discover the full extent of Van de Beek’s injury and it’s understood that he has not damaged a cruciate ligament.
Donny van de Beek left the field injured and in tears during Manchester United’s win over Bournemouth in the Premier League on January 3
The Dutch midfielder is ruled out for the remainder of the season with his latest setback
But manager Erik ten Hag revealed that his fellow Dutchman will be out for six months before returning to action for pre-season.
‘The rest of the season he is out,’ said Ten Hag. ‘In the long-term it is looking really good, he will be back for the start of pre-season.
‘I think everyone’s thoughts are with him. It is terrible when you are in a season and you get a bad injury. It is always really disappointing and our thoughts and feelings are with the player.
‘You express that. Our group did that really well and we are now happy his knee in the long term is good. In the same moments, mixed feelings and disappointment that he is out of this season.
United manager Erik ten Hag confirmed Van de Beek’s injury absence on Friday afternoon
It is another setback for Van de Beek in what has been a hugely disappointing time at United
‘The players feel we are building something good and we want to be part of it and everyone wants to be part of it. That injury he is out so there are two sides of it but the good sides are the long term he is out.’
The news compounds a miserable time at United for Van de Beek, 25, who has struggled for game time since moving from Ajax for £35million in 2020, and spent the second half of last season on loan at Everton.