Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has hinted that he will not be selling Bastian Schweinsteiger in January.
The 32-year-old German is under contract at Old Trafford until 2018, but was thought to be deemed surplus to requirements at United by Mourinho.
However, Schweinsteiger made his first United appearance since March as a late substitute in Wednesday's 4-1 EFL Cup win over West Ham and Mourinho has suggested there is every chance the midfielder could stay until the end of the campaign.
"Of course he can [stay]," Mourinho said ahead of Sunday's Premier League trip to Everton.
"In the summer we tried to make something happen for Bastian to get a different future. If you have a contract with the club you are the powerful one that can decide your future.
"He decided to stay even in difficult circumstances. He worked for that and deserved that little happiness of the last month.
"He is another in the squad who is working to try to have more chances."
Schweinsteiger has featured in 18 Premier League matches since joining the club in a £14.4million deal from Bayern Munich almost 17 months ago.
United, 4500/1 to win the Premier League title this season, can be backed at 8/1 to beat Everton 2-1 on Sunday at Goodison Park.