Donny van de Beek has revealed he is close to making a return from his injury hell, after being sidelined since December. The Manchester United midfielder suffered a long-term knee injury in a win against Bournemouth, and was initially ruled out for the remainder of the season. This forced United into the market to sign Marcel Sabitzer from Bayern Munich on loan. Van de Beek has endured a miserable time at United since joining in a £34m deal in 2020, making only 60 appearances. However, the Dutchman has said he is now closing in on a return after a successful recovery period of five months.
Speaking to United’s website, 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.’ On watching from the sidelines, Van de Beek added: ‘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.’