Netherlands midfielder Donny van de Beek has been ruled out of the European Championships due to injury.
The 24-year-old’s disappointing season has been capped off by an injury, leading to his exclusion from Frank de Boer’s side.
After moving to Manchester United from Ajax last summer, Van de Beek struggled all season for game-time ahead of Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes.
The Frenchman’s injury in February was seen as a window of opportunity to get into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting XI, only for him to get injured during the same period as well.
Regardless, during the whole campaign, the former Ajax man was still a regular starter and a goal-scorer for his country. As such, this summer’s European Championships were seen as a perfect stage for Van de Beek to both get playing minutes and showcase his talent.
The latest statement from the KNVB, however, has confirmed his departure from the National team. With only few days remaining until the campaign, the head coach has opted for no replacement.
Fair to say the talented playmaker has been unlucky this season. Now, the best thing for him would be to take a good break and get prepared for his first pre-season at United.