Tom Cleverley remains a Manchester United player after deadline day moves to Aston Villa and Everton failed to materialise.
Cleverley was widely tipped to leave Old Trafford after being shown the exit door by Louis van Gaal.
Villa had reportedly agreed a fee in the region of £8m for the England midfielder but negotiations were called off after the Villains baulked at Cleverley's wage demands.
That left Everton in a one-horse race to land Cleverley, who was said to be keen on working under manager Roberto Martinez, for whom he played during a loan spell at Wigan.
But that move also failed to make it over the line after the Toffees refused to match United's valuation, while the idea of a loan deal was dismissed.
The 25-year-old now faces a battle to stake a claim in United's squad after Van Gaal went on a £150m spending splurge, adding Daley Blind in the holding midfield postition that Cleverley would most likely play.
Two United players who have left are Nick Powell and Tom Lawrence, who depart Old Trafford for Leicester on loan and permanent moves respectively.
Midfielder Powell has made two full appearances for United, scoring once, since signing from Crewe Alexandra in 2012.
The England U21 midfielder spent last season on loan at Wigan, where he scored seven goals, and started in United's 4-0 humiliation at the hands of MK Dons in the League Cup last week.
United youth product Lawrence has been at the club since 2002 but the forward has made just one appearance for the first team.