Donny van de Beek is dealing with a knee injury, the boss has confirmed.
Manchester United ran out 3-0 winners against AFC Bournemouth last time out. It was an important victory for the club, who keep the pressure firmly on their top four rivals.
The game itself was relatively comfortable, though it was marred by a first half injury suffered by Donny van de Beek. The Dutch midfielder looked in absolute agony as he came off the field. During arguably his best performance in recent times to further dampen the blow.
You can normally tell when a player is worried by the issue. Van de Beek certainly gave off that vibe, leaving us all worried about the severity.
Well, Ten Hag has confirmed that the United star does actually have a knee injury, though the severity of the problem is not yet known as more tests continue to be done.
Check out what Erik ten Hag had to say in full here:
“Not yet. We are still doing investigations at the moment. It’s a knee injury and at the moment we have it [the information] clear, we will bring it [to you].” Ten Hag told the media, including ManUtd.com.
Honestly, when there’s no news, it’s usually bad news. Van de Beek is probably undergoing more tests to confirm just how long he’ll be sidelined for – but this initial news doesn’t sound good…
If it’s something semi-serious, you’re normally in the know pretty quickly. At this stage, I’m fearing the worst.
It was an absolutely shocking tackle and I’m still shocked that the Bournemouth player who committed the foul didn’t see a red card. But United get all the decisions, apparently…
Hopefully, Van de Beek can remain strong and bounce back – though I fear we could’ve seen the last of him in United colours…
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