Nigerian striker, Victor Anichebe will be given a chance to face Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United this weekend.

That's according to Sunderland Manager, David Moyes.

Anichebe returned from a three-month injury lay-off by making a second-half appearance in the 2-0 loss to Leicester in midweek but he is expected to play longer in the crucial clash against the Red Devils.

“Victor’s up and running,” Moyes said on Friday during his pre-match press conference.

“We need him up to a level where he can make a difference. We’re in a position where we have to take risks.

“Can he play 90 minutes? Probably not. Can he play some minutes? Yes.”

Relegation is staring Sunderland in the face as they are rock bottom, 10 points from safety with only eight games left.

Targeting a win against his former club, Moyes added: “It’s a massive task for us now, but we’re not relegated yet and we have a chance.

“We’ll push as hard as we can. We sometimes rely on Jermain Defoe a lot and I hope he has another half dozen before the end of the season, but others have to score as well.”