Marnick Vermijl intends to return to Manchester United next season to challenge for a spot in David Moyes’ side but hasn’t ruled out the possibility of leaving the club on loan again.
The 21-year-old was given a chance to prove himself away on loan after consistent performances with the Under-21s impressed Warren Joyce enough and speaking to Gazet Van Antwerpen Kempen, Vermjil admitted he was enjoying the opportunity to play regular first team football, something he hopes he can replicate back at Old Trafford next year.
“For me, it’s good but we’re last in the league,” he said.
“Personally, I’m having a pretty good time. I like Dutch football, and I can develop further here.”
When asked if United were keeping track of his progress in the Eredivisie, Vermjl revealed that Joyce had already been to visit him in Holland and that he was keeping David Moyes updated as to how he is getting on.
He continued: “Warren Joyce already came to see me in Nijmegen, and he was in Northern Ireland Friday too. He speaks about my performances with Moyes.
“It is my intention to go back to Old Trafford next season. But if I see that I won’t get a lot of game time, I won’t say no against another loan period.”
Vermijl has every chance of getting to play with United’s first team next season. Patrice Evra has revealed that he is unlikely to sign a new contract with United for personal reasons, Fabio has indicated that he may look elsewhere for regular football and Alexander Buttner still doesn’t look good enough to be a United player.
He may not be a natural left back but his fantastic consistency puts him in good stead to be given an opportunity. Of course, it all depends on whether Moyes thinks he is ready and who he brings in to strengthen that position but Vermijl certainly at least deserves a chance to prove himself.