Donny van de Beek‘s unlucky Manchester United spell took a turn for the worse this month.

The midfielder suffered a knee injury against Bournemouth at Old Trafford, on one of his rare first team starts.

The prognosis did not look good, and today, manager Erik ten Hag confirmed that the midfielder will miss the rest of the season.

Amid a poor start to his Manchester United career, this is just the latest setback for the midfielder.

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Van de Beek undergoes surgery

Van de Beek has already undergone surgery and today sent a message to supporters to declare it ‘successful’.

He also thanked the wellwishers, and said he will do everything he can to return as an even better player.

Van de Beek shared an image on Instagram and wrote: “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. 🙏❤️”

Donny van de Beek had worked under Erik ten Hag at Ajax and hoped for a new lease of life under his compatriot at Old Trafford.

It hasn’t quite worked out, with minor injuries keeping him out during the first part of the season, and when he did play, his form wasn’t up to par, clearly not helped by a lack of game time – across his spell at United, and on loan at Everton last year.

Van de Beek could be back for pre-season, Ten Hag said, so he will be looking to go again for 2023/24, in what would be his fourth season at Manchester United.

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