Confirmed: Marcel Sabitzer's United number

Thursday 02 February 2023 12:00

Manchester United can now reveal which number Marcel Sabitzer will wear during his loan spell with us.

The Austrian international, who made the temporary move from German club Bayern Munich on transfer deadline day, will wear the no.15 shirt for Erik ten Hag's side.

You can watch Sabitzer's first interview as a United player from 15:00 GMT today (Thursday) via the United App and, so make sure you return for that.

Marcel was among the spectators at Old Trafford last night, as United booked a place in this season's Carabao Cup final, following a 5-0 aggregate win over fellow Premier League side Nottingham Forest.

It remains to be seen just when the 28-year-old will make his Reds debut, with his work visa still to be finalised. Ten Hag could provide an update on this for Saturday's home clash with Crystal Palace, when he holds his pre-match press conference on Friday afternoon.

Sabitzer hasn't previously worn the no.15 during his career. The no.18 he holds in Bayern's squad is occupied at United, of course, by our Brazilian midfielder Casemiro.

He sported the no.7 during his stint with RB Leipzig and also wore the same number with RB Salzburg too. Prior to his time with the Red Bull clubs, he wore the no.24 during his time in Austria with Rapid Vienna and Admira Wacker.


Marcel becomes the latest player to wear our no.15 shirt and takes it on following Andreas Pereira's departure for Fulham in the summer. The Brazilian wore the shirt during his four-year spell at Old Trafford. Adnan Januzaj occupied the number prior to Andreas.

Stalwart defender Nemanja Vidic kept the no.15 for the duration of his eight years at the club, from the moment he signed back in 2006 until he left in 2014. The Serbian won 10 major honours with the Reds, including five Premier League titles and the UEFA Champions League in 2008.

Kleberson and Luke Chadwick were the owners of the no.15 prior to Nemanja's time at the club, for two seasons apiece from 2001 to 2005. Swedish winger Jesper Blomqvist wore it during our Treble season of 1998/99 and the subsequent campaigns of 1999/2000 and 2000/01 when the Premier League title was retained.

Other wearers include Karel Poborsky (1996/97 - 1997/98), Graeme Tomlinson (1994/95 - 1995/96) and Clayton Blackmore (1993/1994).