Marnick Vermijl joins Sheffield Wednesday

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Manchester United defender Marnick Vermijl has completed a permanent move to Sheffield Wednesday for an undisclosed fee.

Confirming the news via their Twitter page, Manchester United stated: "Marnick Vermijl has joined Sheffield Wednesday for an undisclosed fee. All the best for the future, Marnick."

Vermijl’s Manchester United contract was due to expire in the summer - and it seemed unlikely that the Red Devils would attempt to tie the player down to a new long-term deal.

Vermijl not in Van Gaal's plans

The former Belgium Under-21 international, who spent last season out on loan with Dutch side NEC, was not in Louis van Gaal’s first-team plans.

Sheffield Wednesday currently sit 10th in the Championship table, nine points off sixth-placed Watford - making them outsiders to secure a play-off spot.

Vermijl joined Manchester United’s youth ranks from Belgian side Standard Liege in 2010 before making his senior debut for the Red Devils two years later in the League Cup win over Newcastle United.

MK Dons display

He failed to make an appearance under David Moyes, but was handed an opportunity to shine earlier this season by Van Gaal in that now-infamous 4-0 defeat to MK Dons in the Capital One Cup second round back in August.

The right-back endured a tough evening at stadium:mk - although was by no means alone that night. Few of Manchester United’s players emerged from the match with any credit.

Michael Keane, Javier Hernandez, Shinji Kagawa and Danny Welbeck all played for the Red Devils against MK Dons and have since left Old Trafford.

Now Anderson - permanently - and Vermijl should join that group of players by the end of today.

Sadiq El Fitouri

Manchester United have been tipped to sign a new right-back for their first team over recent weeks, but look set to stick with Rafael until the end of the campaign.

However, last week the Premier League giants secured the services of former Manchester City right-back Sadiq El Fitouri, who joined United from Salford City FC following a recommendation from Phil Neville and Paul Scholes.

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