In the caption that accompanies his video, van de Beek provides this short and determined update to supporters.
“Trust the process. Step by step.”
Speaking on 13 January, Ten Hag confirmed van de Beek is unavailable for the rest of this season but the manager was confident his compatriot will be ready for Tour 2023.
“I think it is quite positive news,” Erik told us at Carrington. “Of course, the bad news is he is out for the rest of the season, but the good news is, in the long term, his knee will be okay and he will be ready again to play at the highest levels and will be ready for the start of pre-season.”