Donny Van de Beek, who was signed by Manchester United from Ajax last summer for an initial fee in the region of £35m, made just four Premier League starts in a frustrating first season in England.
After his nightmare season for United, Van de Beek was looking forward to putting all of the disappointments of the year behind him by having a strong European Championship with the Netherlands.
However that has all been wiped away after it was confirmed that the Manchester United midfielder would miss the tournament due to a persistent injury.
The Netherlands broke the news on Tuesday morning in a post on Twitter, which read: “Van de Beek has to let the European Championship pass by. The midfielder is struggling with an injury.
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“As a result, he is not available in time for EURO 2020. Frank de Boer will not call a replacement for Van de Beek.”
What this means for VDB’s United future
The presence of Bruno Fernandes has been the key reason behind a lack of opportunities for Donny van de Beek.
The former Ajax midfielder has been frustrated by the lack of chances. Some reports have suggested that he could even leave the club this summer.
However without the opportunity to put himself into the shop window and suffering from an injury, this could have a damaging effect on his chances of securing a move for more regular game time.
United, were they open to a sale, would also be affected by the fact that his price would not increase with a strong Euro display.
The future is still very much unknown for Van de Beek.