Dad confirms Man Utd deal for Standard Liege defender Marnick Vermijl

The father of Standard Liege defender Marnick Vermijl has confirmed an agreement with Manchester United.

The father of Standard Liege defender Marnick Vermijl has confirmed an agreement with Manchester United.

The 18-year-old is understood to have impressed both Sir Alex Ferguson and reserve-team boss Ole Gunner Solskjaer during trials.

United have now handed Vermijl a three-year contract with his current club Standard Liege getting around €300,000 in compensation.

Wing-back Vermijl, who can play on either side, will move to Old Trafford in the summer.

"They said he was the best right or left-back they had seen in years," Vemijl's father Dirk told Het Laatste Nieuws.

"Ferguson told me that Marnick in the following years would become a fixture in the Manchester United squad."

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