Donny van de Beek leaves the pitch in tears after nasty injury during Man Utd vs Bournemouth
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Donny van de Beek left the pitch in tears during Manchester United's clash with Bournemouth after suffering an injury.
The midfielder was handed his second Premier League start of the season on Tuesday evening, with fixtures coming thick and fast for Erik ten Hag's side.
Late in the half, Van De Beek was on the receiving end of an ugly challenge from Bournemouth defender Marcos Senesi.
In wet conditions at Old Trafford, Senesi slipped as he made the tackle. It bent Van de Beek's leg back in a sickening way.
The Netherlands international stayed down for quite some time before being treated by United's medical staff.
Van de Beek returned to his feet and managed to walk off the Old Trafford pitch with assistance.
Visibly emotional, he put his head in his hands as supporters inside the ground chanted his name and applauded.
He departed down the tunnel and was replaced by teenage sensation Alejandro Garnacho just before the halftime whistle.
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Van de Beek joined United from Ajax in 2020, failing to establish himself under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer or Ralf Rangnick.
He spent the second half of last season on loan at Everton, making only seven appearances due to a thigh issue.
Fans online have sent their wishes to the 25-year-old, who they believe will be out of action for a significant amount of time.
One person said: "Feel sorry for Donny van de Beek. That was a nasty challenge and a potential leg breaker."
Another commented: "VAR, where are you? That's horrific."
A third tweeted: "That should be a red card."
While someone put: "He’s going to be sick. He’s in serious pain."
United took the lead in the first half through Casemiro. Christian Eriksen whipped in a lovely free-kick, which Casemiro headed home for his second league goal since arriving from Real Madrid in the summer.
The Red Devils doubled their advantage in the second half through Luke Shaw, who started the game at left-back after filling in at centre-back in the previous two.
Ten Hag also handed Raphael Varane a rest, starting Victor Lindelof and club captain Harry Maguire at the back. He told United's official website: "Varane has played a lot of games and we know we have to manage him. He is a leader so he is important for us."
Marcus Rashford added a third late on to move United level on points with Newcastle United in third, with a game in hand.
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