PLAYER PROFILE

36. Marnick Vermijl

Birthdate:13 Jan 1992
Birthplace:Peer, Belgium
Position:Defender
Appearances2
Goals Scored0
Joined United:01 Jul 2010
United Debut:26 Sep 2012 v Newcastle (H)
International:Belgium U21

Marnick Vermijl is consistency personified and has proved his worth for Warren Joyce's sides at right-back.

A key element of a formidable defence, he may not be the type to hit the headlines regularly but his work is clearly appreciated by those inside the Aon Training Complex. After being shortlisted for the 2013 Reserves' Player of the Year prize by Joyce, he scored the crucial first goal that sparked the memorable comeback in the Barclays Under-21 Premier League final against Tottenham.

Initially, he played further up the field and scored twice in a friendly against Shamrock Rovers after arriving from Standard Liege in 2010. The Belgian outfit had been paid an undisclosed fee in compensation after Vermijl impressed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during a trial spell at the club.

A mainstay at second-string level for three seasons, he grew accustomed to picking up silverware as a sound and reliable member of the squad. Clearly an automatic choice if fit, he showed intelligence in his attacking forays forward and started to display more aggression.

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