The Dutchman had a very hard time last term, struggling to play regularly after signing from Ajax last summer.
As he returned to first team training in pre-season, following an injury which kept him out of the Netherlands' Euro 2020 campaign, Van de Beek was seen smiling and laughing with his teammates during a group session.
He posted a picture of himself holding off defender Axel Tuanzebe with the ball approaching, accompanied by the caption: "Good to be back."
According to ESPN, United may play a more attacking midfield this season, which would open up opportunities for Van de Beek to play regularly.
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