Sir Alex Ferguson made the winger his last signing when he paid Crystal Palace £15million for him in January.
And with Zaha, 20, lacking Premier League experience it was thought he might be sent out to a rival team for a year.
United have used the loan system effectively to get their best kids up to speed with midfielder Tom Cleverley joining Wigan and central defender Jonny Evans spending time at Sunderland before becoming first team fixtures at Old Trafford.
But Zaha has no intention of heading off for a season to gain top-flight knowhow.
He said: “I’ve grafted to get here so Manchester United is where I want to stay.
“I’ve moved away from most of my family and friends but it’s progress. Everyone understands that.
“I wanted to make the move here because it’s what is best for my career.”“I’ve grafted to get here so Manchester United is where I want to stay”Wilfried Zaha
Zaha is determined to become the latest in a line of exciting wingers at Old Trafford.
He added: “I’m going to do my best to continue those traditions.
“The fans see the wingers we have now and the high standard they bring to the team.
“I want to meet those high standards as well.”