David Moyes used his first news conference as Manchester United manager on Friday to declare that striker Wayne Rooney was "not for sale".
Rooney's future has been clouded by uncertainty ever since Moyes' predecessor, Alex Ferguson, said in May that the England striker had asked to leave the club.
But Moyes, who launched Rooney's professional career at Everton, said the 27-year-old still has an important role to play at Old Trafford.
"Wayne Rooney is not for sale," Moyes said. "He's a Manchester United player and will remain a Manchester United player. I'm looking forward to working with him."