Manchester United midfielder gives an update on his recovery from the knee injury suffered in January
Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek while speaking to MUTV (h/t Manchester Evening News) admits that he is close to returning from his long-term injury and could feature for the club again before the end of the season.
Van de Beek suffered a serious knee injury in United’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth in January and earlier it was expected that the midfielder would be out for the entirety of the season.
Now, the midfielder confirms that his rehabilitation is going well and he is well on course for a full recovery in the coming months.
“I am busy recovering from my injury and everything is going well. It is hard to give you a time [on a return date], we just need to see how everything goes. I am, for now, doing a lot of gym work. But I am getting closer to being on the pitch so that is a positive. I am not far away.”
Van de Beek joined United from Ajax in 2020 and the transfer at the time was met with a lot of hype and excitement considering the fruitful seasons he had with the Dutch club before joining.
However, his first season was disappointing for everyone involved with former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer not showing enough confidence in the player to give him good minutes.
Appointing Erik ten Hag, who was his manager at Ajax, gave a sense of optimism to both the player and the supporters that we could finally see the player who excelled at Ajax.
While he was getting more minutes under Ten Hag, he still was not able to convince the Dutchman of giving the midfielder continuous starts in the games and mostly made appearances off the bench.
The knee injury suffered against Bournemouth must have been a bummer for the midfielder who has just not been able to set his foot straight at Old Trafford.
The current midfield trio of Bruno Fernandes, Christian Eriksen and Casemiro looks very settled and complimentary while the club is stacked in options with Marcel Sabitzer, Scott Mctominay, Fred and young talents in Kobbie Mainoo and Zidane Iqbal all in the ranks waiting for an opportunity.
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Hence, the future for Van de Beek, who has a contract in the club till 2025, does look bleak but Ten Hag is aware of the ability that the player possesses and could potentially give him another season to change his fortunes.
For now, it is good news that the recovery process for the midfielder is going well and there is a possibility that we might see him in action before the season ends.