Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has praised the attitude of unsettled striker Ruud van Nistelrooy.
Van Nistelrooy has handed in a written transfer request after a bust-up with Ferguson, and Bayern Munich are favourites to sign the 30-year-old.
But he has returned to training and Ferguson said: “At this moment in time Ruud is still a United player.
“He did very well in training on Monday. He showed a good attitude, which is good.”
United are holding out for a £15m transfer fee, with both Bayern and Real Madrid having bids turned down, leaving Van Nistelrooy to return to training at Carrington Monday.
Ferguson, who has flown to Glasgow with a young squad for Wednesday’s friendly with Celtic, insists he is not panicking over a lack of new signings.
United have yet to make a purchase this summer, with Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres ruling out a move to England.
Tottenham midfielder Michael Carrick continues to be linked with United but Ferguson is unwilling to pay the £17m Spurs are believed to want for the England midfield player.
“We are working on certain things,” said Ferguson. “Of course, people are trying to make out we are in a desperate situation. That is far from the case.
“If I was to start the season with the players I have now, all fully fit, I would not be disappointed.”
Van Nistelrooy will be training with most of the ManUtd squad, including Asian midfielder Ji-Sung Park . The South Korean Park remains to be a dependable and consistent player for the Red Devils.