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‘Not far away’: Donny van de Beek provides positive update on his recovery from a knee injury

Manchester United midfielder Donny van de Beek has provided a positive update on his ongoing recovery from a knee injury sustained in January.

The Netherlands international suffered the setback during the 3-0 Premier League win over Bournemouth. He thereafter underwent a surgery which ruled him out for the season.

Van de Beek recently stepped up with his rehabilitation in the gym and speaking to MUTV, he has now revealed that he is not far away from returning to the training pitch.

He said: “I’m busy with my recovery after my injury and everything is going well. It’s hard to give you a time but we have to see how everything goes. I’m doing a lot of gym work and getting closer to being on the pitch, which is positive. I’m not far away.”

Van de Beek faces crucial period in his United career

The Dutchman has struggled to impress since his move from Ajax three years ago. He made just his 10th appearance of the season when he got injured against the Cherries.

In a normal situation, there would be doubts over his future heading into the summer but manager Erik ten Hag should give him more time after the untimely injury setback.

In our view, the £35.7m signing could be given the first half of next season to prove his credentials. If he fails to make an improvement, the club could offload him next winter.

Van de Beek joined United with the reputation of a box-to-box midfielder but he has looked short in confidence at the club. He has lacked the creativity in the final third.

Hence, he is facing a crucial period in his United career. The injury has allowed some leeway for him but Ten Hag may not want to keep underperformers in his squad for long.

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