Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson insisted Juan Sebastian Veron was staying put after seeing the Argentine international star in a 4-1 win over Juventus.
Veron was named man of the match as United continued their dazzling form on their US tour, cruising to victory in front of 79,005 in New Jersey's Giants Stadium.
Veron laid on goals for Paul Scholes and Ruud van Nistelrooy, while Ryan Giggs and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also weighed in with goals.
"People keep seeing him on this tour and people still keep saying he is
going," said Ferguson.
"Unless he is going to be whisked from right under my
nose they are wrong.
"Seba is a marvellous player. He has wonderful imagination, he always wants
the ball and has a great engine. He was outstanding tonight."
Van Nistelrooy's goal was the pick of United's four, the Dutchman chesting down a perfectly-weighted Veron pass before lashing home a first-time volley to leave Ferguson purring.
"It was a magnificent goal," said Ferguson.
"A feature of our play on this tour has been the manner in which we have taken our goals and the fans saw two tonight from Ryan Giggs and Ruud van Nistelrooy which were very special."
American goalkeeper Tim Howard made an encouraging debut for United, but could not prevent Pavel Nedved pulling a goal back.
"It was a fantastic game," said Ferguson.
"Both sides put a lot of effort into the match and produced some really good
But Juve coach Marcello Lippi was in no mood to celebrate, saying: "When you play against a team of Manchester United's calibre, you know it is
possible you might lose the game.
"But that doesn't mean you can just go out and play on your own.
"We are only 10 days into our pre-season programme and that might account for
the 4-1 defeat because United passed the ball far quicker than we did.
"You can be a champion player but even great champions cannot play by