STEVE Clarke has revealed Manchester United manager David Moyes gave Victor Anichebe a glowing reference before he joined the Baggies on transfer deadline day.
The 25-year-old striker is now preparing to take on his former boss for the first time since the two left Everton in the summer for fresh challenges.
And Anichebe will be hoping his first Albion goal comes against the man that handed him his Barclays Premier League debut in 2006.
Clarke said: “I spoke to David, just to ask him one or two things - not just about Victor, but other players too.
“It was two or three weeks before the window closed but we spoke about a number of players, including Victor.
“He spoke very well about Victor.
“Normally when you're after a player you try to speak to people who have worked with that player before.
“I made calls about [Morgan] Amalfitano at Marseille, because I knew people who had worked with Morgan.
“I made calls about Stephane [Sessegnon] - it's what we do.
“He was a player I wanted.
“I felt his attributes would complement the players we have at the club.”