Donny van de Beek in hospital

Donny posts thanks after successful surgery

Friday 13 January 2023 16:34

Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek has thanked supporters for their messages in a post on social media, following successful knee surgery.

Earlier on Friday, Erik ten Hag confirmed that the Netherlands international would miss the remainder of the 2022/23 campaign, as a result of the nasty looking injury he picked up during last week's 3-0 win over Bournemouth at Old Trafford.

Our no.34 had to be substituted during the first half of our clash with the Cherries, after colliding with Marcos Senesi on the wet Old Trafford surface.

"I think it is quite positive news," Ten Hag told club media at Carrington after Donny's procedure had been conducted. "Of course, the bad news is he is out for the rest of the season, but the good news is, in the long term, his knee will be okay and he will be ready again to play at the highest levels and will be ready for the start of pre-season."

Ten Hag gives Van de Beek injury update


The United boss explains why he is being positive about Donny's diagnosis.

Fans were quick to send their best wishes to the former Ajax man, with Charlotte O'Driscoll writing on Facebook: "That’s gutting news to hear. I wish Donny all the best and a speedy recovery."

Christine Harrison added: "Get well soon, Donny! Looking forward to seeing you again next season."

The midfielder has obviously been reading your kind comments, as he shared his gratitude in posting his own update on Friday afternoon, confirming that his hospital treatment had gone as planned.

“I am really disappointed that the season is over for me,” he wrote. “After successful surgery, it’s time to start my recovery process and [I] will do everything to come back stronger for this club.

“Thank you all for the lovely messages, they mean a lot to me and my family.”

We echo that Donny and, as Erik says, we hope to see you back and raring to go in the summer.