Donny van de Beek will miss the rest of the season after an injury against Bournemouth

Don­ny van de Beek will miss the rest of the sea­son after suf­fer­ing a knee injury dur­ing Man­ches­ter Unit­ed’s win over Bournemouth.

The Dutch mid­field­er limped off after being tack­led by Mar­cos Sen­e­si in the 47th minute on 3 January.

At the press con­fer­ence ahead of the Man­ches­ter der­by, Red Dev­ils boss Erik Ten Hag revealed that his worst fears had come true.

“It’s a knee issue. In the long term, I’ll be back by the start of pre­sea­son. He’ll be out for the rest of the sea­son,” Ten Hag said.

“Every­one thinks of him, it’s ter­ri­ble. It was a bad tack­le, a bad injury.

“Our thoughts are with the players.

We make good things and you want to be a part of it.

“The good news is that in the long term he will be back and his knee will be stable.”

Mean­while, Unit­ed were unable to com­plete the sign­ing of Wout Wegor in time for Sat­ur­day’s lunchtime derby.

The loan move of the Burn­ley play­er from Besik­tas is near­ing completion.

But I have to fin­ish it before noon today.

Ten­hag said: “I think we are close, so he won’t be available.”

The Red Dev­ils boss has been look­ing for anoth­er strik­er since Cris­tiano Ronal­do was released from his con­tract dur­ing the World Cup.

With Antho­ny Mar­tial injured, he want­ed to keep Weghorst on the bench, at least against Man­ches­ter City.

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