Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has ruled out the prospect of Michael Owen leaving in the January transfer window.
Reports have suggested Owen could be loaned out by United next month, with a number of clubs linked with the former Liverpool hit-man.
Owen, who is back to fitness after a hamstring problem, is also coming to the end of his contract at Old Trafford, fuelling rumours United could offload him in January rather than let him leave for nothing in the summer.
However, Ferguson has dismissed the speculation and insists the 31-year-old is going nowhere, feeling he still has a lot to offer despite his injury problems.
"He is looking really good," Ferguson told the Mail on Sunday. "He has trained really well this week. People may have forgotten just what a good player Michael is.
"He's had a nightmare time with a bad hamstring injury but now he deserves a change of luck.
"If he can stay fit, I believe he has an important part to play for the club between now and the end of the season; there's no doubt about that. He still has a great engine.
"There has never been a problem with him since he came to United.
"He is great to have around. He conducts himself well and is a great example to the younger players.
"I know a few clubs have been thinking about him for a possible loan arrangement but it will not happen. He is definitely not going anywhere."