Kieran Richardson is prepared to battle for his future at Manchester United.
Richardson's career has stalled over the course of the last year and he is currently well down Sir Alex Ferguson's pecking order.
The midfielder enjoyed a fruitful spell on loan at West Brom in 2005 and he has again been linked with a move away from Old Trafford in January.
Richardson is aware of the task facing him at Old Trafford, but he is eager to prove he is capable of holding down a regular starting berth.
"It would be easy to think about going somewhere else where you are going to get a game, but somewhere else isn't Manchester United," Richardson told The Sun.
Alan Smith is another player ready to fight for his future at United.
The forward is edging closer to full fitness, as the anniversary of his serious ankle injury approaches, and even though Henrik Larsson has arrived at Old Trafford, Smith is looking to stay and fight.
"There has been a tremendous improvement in his fitness over the last month and he is not far away now," said Ferguson.