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Man Utd clinch deal for Standard Liege defender Marnick Vermijl

Standard Liege defender Marnick Vermijl is on his way to Manchester United.

The Daily Mail says reports in Belgium have confirmed Manchester United have signed 18-year-old defender Vermijl from Standard Liege.

Vermijl is a versatile defender who can play all across the backline but is predominantly a right back.

He is expected to join up with Manchester United in time for the start of the 2010/11 season and will join Sir Alex Ferguson's first team squad.

Scouts from the Premier League champions spotted Vermijl, despite the fact he has never played a first team game for the Belgian side.

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