DONNY VAN DE BEEK is out for the rest of the season after suffering a knee injury during Manchester United’s win over Bournemouth.
The Dutch midfielder looked in distress as he hobbled off in the 47th minute of United’s 3-0 win on January 3rd following a challenge by Marcos Senesi.
Now his worst fears have been realised as Red Devils boss Erik Ten Hag revealed at his press conference ahead of the Manchester derby.
Ten Hag said: “It is his knee. On the long term it is looking really good, he will be back for the start of pre-season. The rest of the season he is out.
“Everyone has thoughts with him it is terrible. It was a bad tackle, a bad injury.
“Our thoughts and feeling are with the player.
“We are building something good and you want to be part of it but because of that injury he is now out.
“The good news is that in the long term he will be back and his knee will be stable.”
The club are close to completing the loan deal of the Burnley player who has been at Besiktas.
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But it needed to be done by lunchtime today.
Ten Hag said: “I think we are close so he won’t be available.”
The Red Devils boss has been looking for another striker since Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract was cancelled during the World Cup.
He was hoping to have Weghorst on the bench at least for the match with Manchester City as Anthony Martial is an injury doubt.