Van de Beek ruled out of the Euros
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.
🔶 Donny van de Beek misses EURO 2020— OnsOranje (@OnsOranje) June 8, 2021
Van de Beek has to let the European Championship pass by. The midfielder is struggling with an injury. As a result, he is not available in time for EURO 2020. Frank de Boer will not call a replacement for Van de Beek.
Get well soon, Donny! 🙏
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.