Erik Ten Hag Confirms Season-ending Injury For Man Utd Midfielder. Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has confirmed that Donny van de Beek will miss the rest of the season due to a knee injury. Van de Beek rose to prominence at Ajax under Ten Hag before joining Manchester United for a fee of £40 million.
When his ex-boss moved to Old Trafford last summer, the Dutchman wanted to regain his spark. His incorporation into the United team, though, has hit a fresh roadblock.
Van van Beek hobbled off the field during his team’s 3-0 victory over Bournemouth on January 3. Ten Hag has announced that his countryman would not play for United again this season.
“It is his knee,” the Man Utd boss told reporters. “On the long term it is looking really good, he will be back for the start of pre-season. But the rest of the season he is out.
“Our thoughts are with him, it is terrible when you are in a season and you get a bad tackle, bad injury, it is always really disappointing and our thoughts, feelings are with the player.
“Our group did that really well and we are now happy his knee, in the long term, is good. In the same moments, there are mixed feelings and disappointment that he is out of this season.
“The players are feeling 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.”
Taking to Twitter, Van De Beek also confirmed that he will not play again this season but is buoyant that he will come back stronger next season. “I am really disappointed that the season is over for me. After successful surgery, it’s time to start my recovery process and will do everything to come back stronger for this club Thank you all for the lovely messages, they mean a lot to me and my family.” He tweeted.
I am really disappointed that the season is over for me😔.
After successful surgery, it’s time to start my recovery process and will do everything to come back stronger for this club💪🏻🔴
Thank you all for the lovely messages, they mean a lot to me and my family. 🙏❤️ pic.twitter.com/1aBftDRPED
— Donny van de Beek (@Donny_beek6) January 13, 2023