According to reports emerging from Holland, Marnick Vermijl’s agent has made worrying comments on the versatile right-back’s future at Old Trafford.
Vermijl is having a very successful season on loan in the Eredivisie where he has firmly cemented himself in NEC Nijmegen’s starting XI and although the club are fighting to remain in the division, his performances have been consistently good and he has even chipped in with four goals.
The 22-year-old signed a two year contract extension with Manchester United after David Moyes was appointed as manager and Vermijl’s agent Tony Dullers says that United have been happy with how the loan spell has gone.
Speaking to Het Nieuwsblad, he said: “The people of Manchester United are very pleased with his development. They want Marnick at a better club next season.
“He will either get his chance in the first team, or a permanent move.
“Ajax and also several Premier League clubs inquired and England continues to enjoy his preference but for nice Dutch and Belgian clubs, he is definitely open.”
Dullers was very open when discussing Vermijl’s future and went as far as to say that whether or not Vermijl will stay at Manchester United will depend on David Moyes’ tenure as manager.
“A lot depends on the situation of David Moyes,” he added.
“If he continues to coach, then it does not look good, because he let Marnick quite easy to go to NEC. If Moyes is fired, then that opens possibilities.”
Given that there is no full back cover for Rafael in the squad, it seems strange that Vermijl isn’t being considered for a spot in the first team squad.
He predominantly plays right-back but is equally capable playing at left-back and his form last season saw him nominated for Reserve Player of the Season and that is a difficult feat for a defender, given how hard it is to stand out when the more glamorous attacking roles attract more attention.
It seems strange when one of the reasons Moyes was appointed was his commitment to youth that the future of a highly rated and consistent player in a position of little depth in the squad, looks like its being held back as long as Moyes is at the helm.