Nemanja Vidic wore the number 5 shirt when playing for Serbia and number 26 at Spartak Moscow.
Having been unveiled at Inter Milan today, Vidic has said he hopes he gets to wear number 15 in Italy, the name number he wore at United.
“I would like to have number 15, my number,” he said. “But I haven’t spoken to anyone about it and I will be happy with it or without it.”
There had been rumours that Vidic would captain, with Javier Zanetti retiring, but Vidic insists he is concentrating on getting a starting place in the team first.
“First of all I have to earn a place in the team,” he said. “I want to prepare myself well in pre-season. For me it is more important to settle well and perform well first and foremost. I haven’t even thought about it.”