Donny van de Beek and Netherlands team-mates.

Van de Beek ruled out of the Euros

Tuesday 08 June 2021 10:28

Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek has been forced to withdraw from the Netherlands squad for the European Championship.

The 24-year-old has been battling to overcome a groin injury and has had to admit defeat in his attempts to be fit to represent his country in the big event.

The news was published in a statement by the Netherlands, which stated that coach Frank de Boer will not be naming a replacement.

Van de Beek was on the bench for the recent 2-2 friendly draw with Scotland but has not been working with the main group in training.

Hopefully, he will be fully fit when required to return for pre-season at the Aon Training Complex.

The Netherlands will play all of their three Group C games in Amsterdam, facing Ukraine, Austria and North Macedonia.

Donny's withdrawal means there will now be 11 United players representing their countries in the finals, which get under way on Friday when Turkey take on Italy.