Donny van de Beek has given an update on his recovery from surgery to his knee and he claims to be ‘not far away’ from a return to full fitness.
What’s the news?
The Dutch midfielder has been sidelined with a knee injury since January after he underwent surgery. Van de Beek had been struggling with his knee for months and after his last match on January 3rd, he decided to undergo a small procedure. He has been sidelined ever since, missing out on United’s triumph in the Carabao Cup and run towards the final of the FA Cup. A return – however – is on the cards and he could be seeing some game time towards the end of the season.
What Van de Beek said:
Asked by MUTV to given an update on his injury, Van de Beek said: “I’m busy with my recovery after my injury and everything is going well. It’s hard to give you a time but we have to see how everything goes. I’m doing a lot of gym work and getting closer to being on the pitch, which is positive. I’m not far away.”
He has also admitted he has been getting loads of support from his teammates. “It’s a bit strange – of course you want to be there with the lads but it is what it is so I’m supporting them from the side. They are so involved – they’re always asking how everything is, how the knee is. They’re really good lads and they support me, so that’s a good feeling.”
What next for Van de Beek?
The 2022-23 season is nearing its end and Man United will only play seven more games this season. That means that it remains unclear if Van de Beek will receive some game time before the end of the season. It may even be possible that the Dutchman has already played his final game for the club. Van de Beek has not been a first team regular since he joined from Ajax in 2020 and there are rumours that United are ready to offload the midfielder.