Arthur Vermeeren continues to pile up the milestones in his career. After previously making his debut with the Red Devils, Vermeeren was allowed to wear the captain’s armband for the first time at Antwerp. Only the Portuguese Ruben Neves was ever younger when he first wore the band in the Champions League.
These are busy months for Arthur Vermeeren. The young midfielder not only made his debut in the Champions League a few weeks ago, but he also put on the Red Devils jersey for the first time.
However, Vermeeren, still only eighteen years and 277 days old, cannot be fooled. The midfielder continues to pile up the good performances and that has now earned him an extra milestone. In the absence of Toby Alderweireld, Vermeeren was given the captaincy by coach Mark van Bommel. This makes him the second youngest captain ever at the Champions Ball. Only the Portuguese Ruben Neves (18 years and 221 days, now active in Saudi Arabia), was ever younger when he wore the captain’s armband at Porto.
The young Red Devil is doing better than established names such as Matthijs de Ligt and Jude Bellingham. Both men were older when they first wore the band in the Champions League.