Sir Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United would be foolish to loan striker Louis Saha out for a season.

A number of clubs have enquired about the former Fulham forward but there would be little worth in United agreeing to send the 26-year-old away for a campaign.

The Red Devils boss has no intention of off-loading Saha.

“There is no chance of Louis Saha going,” he told The Manchester Evening News.

“All these clubs are asking about a loan for him but that is absolutely ridiculous.

“They must think we are stupid.

“You just want him to be fit. His career here has been fragmented because of injury but, if he stays fit, you can add another 15 goals easily to our tally.”

Everton, Newcastle United, Fulham and Lyon have all been interested in acquiring the United striker.