Louis van Gaal has confirmed Darren Fletcher will not move to West Ham during this transfer window.
It was thought Fletcher, whose contract is expiring in June, was due to sign for West Ham in free transfer. However, in a post match interview with BBC Sport, van Gaal set the record straight: "I thought Darren was going to sign a contract. But at the end they look for a loan and that was not the agreement.
"I'm only listening to what is now said by West Ham United.
"I think so (he will remain a man utd player). He is my third captain so it is not a problem for me. Manchester United just want to help him play more. For him now that is a big pity."
Sam Allardyce himself has also corroborated the story: "Fletcher broke down on negotiations this morning."