Donny van de Beek was unlucky to miss out on Euro 2020 after an ongoing injury worry flared up.

The positives from Manchester United’s perspective is that Van de Beek has been able to rest up over the past month.

Now the time for rest is over as Van de Beek begins his training to prepare for pre-season.

The Dutchman was spotted working out in a session with former Manchester United teammate Timothy Fosu-Mensah.

Fosu-Mensah has known Van de Beek since his days in Ajax’s academy, and both spoke in the lead up to the midfielder joining the club last summer.

In January United decided to sell Fosu-Mensah to allow him to play regular football. He signed with Bayer Leverkusen and played seven matches before suffering another ACL injury. He still actually ended the season starting more league games than Van de Beek did.


Fosu-Mensah is on the road to recovery even if he may not play again in 2021. He seems to be in fair shape though, able to use an exercise bike alongside pal Van de Beek.

What was Van de Beek’s injury?

Van de Beek was dealing with a groin injury, BBC Sport reported.

De Telegraaf claimed he played on painkillers for United at the end of the season to help get him through matches.

So it will have been to huge benefit to rest and allow his injury to heal naturally.

Van de Beek should have a far better season this time around and United need to get the balance between him and Bruno Fernandes right, as it was far too skewed last time around.

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