Donny van de Beek

Donny returns to the grass at Carrington

Thursday 18 May 2023 18:00

Donny van de Beek’s rehabilitation has taken another step forward, with the Manchester United midfielder being pictured working with the coaches out on the grass at Carrington.

Van de Beek was ruled out for the remainder of the season earlier this year, following the knee injury he suffered against Bournemouth – our upcoming opponents – at Old Trafford in January.

Our no.34 collided awkwardly with Cherries’ defender Marcos Senesi during our 3-0 victory and the problem required surgery. 

Following the successful operation and a period of recuperation, the 26-year-old has been putting the hours in with staff around the training ground – as covered in PLP Productions' excellent feature.

Ultimately, the aim is for Donny to be in a position where he can return to playing first-team football next season and the latest images are a good sign.

It's great to see Donny making progress at our training ground.

“Everything is going up now, I feel much better and I am on a good road now,” the Netherlands international said recently. “I have to eat a lot of protein as well to recover - I have to eat well for my knee.

"Football is a big part of your life and you enjoy it every day with your team-mates. And if you have to miss that, I try to see it now in a positive way. I am just getting closer every day to being on the pitch again and I can't wait to be back.

“I can do almost everything already, we are on a good road now, no pain anymore, so this is positive.”

Van de Beek has made 60 appearances for the Reds, scoring two goals, since signing from Ajax in September 2020.