The Serb admits he initially questioned his ability to adapt to Premier League football after arriving from Spartak Moscow on Christmas Day 2005.
But the 26-year-old has since become a mainstay in the starting line-up, helping the Reds win two Premier League titles and a Champions League.
“In truth, when I first arrived I found it hard and was not sure I could become a regular in the first team,” Vidic said.
“I asked myself if I could make it in this league and at this club. It’s important to learn how to play here. If I had played how I used to play, I would not have succeeded, so I had to adapt.
“The game is different here, the referees allow the game to be more physical. It’s not easy to come to England and play well straight away – you need a couple of months to settle.
“Now when I play, I feel proud of what I have achieved over the last few years. To play for United
Appearances and Goals
League: 68 apps, 4 goals
FA Cup: 10 apps
Carling Cup: 2 apps
Europe: 17 apps, 1 goal
Other: 1 app
Total: 98 apps, 5 goals
Premier League: 2006/07, 2007/08
Champions League: 2007/08
League Cup: 2005/06
Community Shield: 2007