Donny van de Beek took to his Instagram page to celebrate his birthday as he tunes 26th on 18th of April 2023.
In his post on his official account, van de Beek captioned the image he shared with; “26🎉🎂.”
The Netherlands international received lots of well wishes from several fans as well as notable football figures in the comment section.
Former teammate Jesse Lingard commented saying: “Happy Birthday Brother ❤️.”
Although there was no current Manchester United player in the comment section, we won’t assume there’s a rift in the dressing room.
Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano was in the comment section too wishing the player well, he wrote: “Happy bday Donny 💪🏻.”
Donny van de Beek who plays as midfielder for Manchester United was ruled out of the season with a knee injury in January.
The former Ajax player has struggled to live up to expectations since he joined The Red Devils in September 2020.
He was injured in the first half of United’s 3-0 win over Bournemouth at Old Trafford on January 3, his leg buckled under a challenge from Cherries defender Marcos Senesi.
The level of the injury was confirmed by United manager Erik ten Hag the following week and the midfielder would be out for the rest of the season.
Erik ten Hag also confirmed that the Dutchman did not rapture his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
In mid-January, United’s coach confirmed in a conference that: “Yes, it is his knee. On the long-term, it is looking really good, he will be back for the start of pre-season. The rest of the season he is out.”
Donny van de Beek
Donny van de Beek is a Dutch footballer who was born on 18 April 1997 and plays for Manchester United and the Netherlands national team.
Van de Beek joined Ajax youth system in 2008 and in 2015 he made his competitive debut for the club in a UEFA Europa League match against Celtic.
He helped Ajax reach the 2016/17 Europa League Final, where they lost the match to Manchester United.
Van de Beek established himself as a key player in Ajax’s starting line up in the 2017/18 season and the next season, Ajax reached the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
Van de Beek was listed among the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or in the 2018–19 campaign.
While at Ajax, the midfielder won Eredivisie title, KNVB Cup and Johan Cruyff Shield before moving to Manchester United on 30 August 2020.
Van de Beek Stats
In the English Premier League season 2022/23, Donny van de Beek has played 2 matches (plus 5 as a sub). He has 0 shots on target from a total of 0 shots and have scored 0 goals (0.13 xG).
Donny van de Beek has played 2 matches (plus 5 as a sub) in the 2022/23 Premier League season and has not scored any goal.
Despite having an average of 9 passes per match with a pass completion rate of 78%, he has not assisted any goal this season.
In the Europa league this season also, he has featured in one match which he came on as a sub and has not scored and assisted as well.
His last match was against Nottingham Forest in the English Premier League, when the match result was a 0-2 Manchester United away win.
Style of play
Donny Van de Beek is a tactically versatile and hard-working player, who is able to play anywhere in the midfield.
Van de Beek played mainly as a central or an attacking midfielder when he was at Ajax, but could also play as a defensive midfielder.
Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo wrote that he plays better offensively compared to his mates in other teams.
Former Ajax captain Joël Veltman described Van de Beek as a player who “works very hard and can play between the lines”.