• Man Utd defeated Bournemouth 3-0 on Tuesday
  • It was Man Utd's sixth straight win
  • Donny van de Beek suffered an injury in the first half

Erik ten Hag has provided a "concerning" update on midfielder Donny van de Beek's injury after Manchester United's 3-0 win against Bournemouth.

Van de Beek was handed a rare start Tuesday – his second in the 2022-23 Premier League season – and an opportunity to show Ten Hag what he can do in the Manchester United XI. However, the Dutchman's chance was cut short following a poor tackle from Bournemouth center-back Marcos Senesi, which left him in serious pain. While Van de Beek tried to carry on, he couldn't and was replaced before the half-time break at Old Trafford.

The 25-year-old midfielder was able to walk off the pitch, but head coach Ten Hag later admitted that the injury "doesn't look good."

"It's difficult to say, we have to wait 24 hours before we can give a good diagnosis. It is [a concern]. I can't say at this moment [what the injury is]. You have to wait 24 hours, but it doesn't look good," Ten Hag told reporters.

While Manchester United recorded their fourth straight victory in the league, the excitement in the camp was certainly hampered by Van de Beek's injury. The Netherlands national has joined the team's growing injury list, which also includes Portugal's Diogo Dalot and Brazil striker Antony.

Manchester United have now won each of their last six fixtures. However, Ten Hag was not entirely happy with the Red Devils' performance and said they got "lucky" against the south-coast side on Tuesday.

"I'm happy with the result. Today it was not our best game. We have to be honest, we didn't play that smart as a team. We made great goals, but at times we were quite lucky, and some great saves from David [de Gea]. We could have been smarter as a team," Ten Hag said.

New Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has a tough job ahead in reviving the Red Devils' fortunes
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Manchester United's upcoming match is against Everton in the FA Cup on Friday before the Red Devils take on Charlton in the League Cup quarter-final on Jan. 10. Following this, Ten Hag and Co. have two back-to-back big games as they will lock horns against Manchester City and Arsenal in the Premier League.

The Red Devils are placed fourth in the league table with 35 points and are on level with third-placed Newcastle United.