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Thursday 21 September 2017

Former Everton and Man Utd players to link up with Moyes again at Sunderland

David Moyes is trying to keep Sunderland in the Premier League
David Moyes is trying to keep Sunderland in the Premier League

David Moyes has raided another of his former clubs to bring Bryan Oviedo and Darron Gibson to Sunderland.

The former Everton and Manchester United manager can now almost name a full team of players from his ex-teams as he bids to keep the Black Cats in the Premier League.

All Moyes needs now to field a full former club XI is a goalkeeper, raising the possibility that the likes of Tim Howard could be receiving a possible call over the next 24 hours!

Here, Press Association Sport looks at the former Everton and Manchester United players at Moyes' disposal at the Stadium of Light.

JOHN O'SHEA

At 35 years of age, the versatile O'Shea brings a wealth of experience to Sunderland's survival bid following a 12-year spell at Manchester United.

PADDY MCNAIR

Moyes opted for youth when bringing in McNair in the summer, the Northern Ireland international having played 27 times for the Old Trafford outfit.

JOLEON LESCOTT

Dealing with a shoe-string budget, Moyes brought in former England defender Lescott - who spent three years under the Scot at Everton - on a free transfer following his return from a short spell in Greece.

BRYAN OVIEDO

Looking to fill the void left by Patrick van Aanholt's move to Crystal Palace, Moyes turned to Everton's left-sided player Oviedo, who was brought to Goodison Park by the 53-year-old in 2012.

DONALD LOVE

Arriving in the same deal as McNair, Love opted to further his career away from Old Trafford following several loan spells.

DARRON GIBSON

Moyes signed Gibson for a second time in January, having also lured him from the Red Devils to Everton in 2012, as he boosted his midfield.

JACK RODWELL

Moyes had Rodwell on his books at Everton until the midfielder opted to leave Goodison Park to join Manchester City in a big-money deal.

STEVEN PIENAAR

Pienaar had two spells at Everton under Moyes, either side of a disappointing stay at Tottenham, and was signed by the new Sunderland boss in the summer to bring experience and quality to his side.

ADNAN JANUZAJ

Moyes handed Januzaj his chance at Manchester United, allowing him to impress and sign a long-term deal at Old Trafford, but he lost his way under Louis van Gaal and jumped at the opportunity to link up with his former boss on loan in the summer.

VICTOR ANICHEBE

With Jermain Defoe Sunderland's only goal threat, Moyes addressed the problem by taking former Everton striker Anichebe on a deal until the end of the season.

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