Michael Turner concedes that Sunderland's clash at Manchester United on Saturday will be a difficult test but is confident about his side's chances.
The Black Cats head to Old Trafford on the back of a two-game unbeaten run after a late Stephane Sessegnon goal earned them a point at home to Aston Villa.
Turner missed his side's Boxing Day defeat at Old Trafford last season due to a knee injury but will be looking to extend Sunderland's unbeaten run to three matches in just his fifth start this season.
"It's going to be a tough game. We know what kind of team Manchester United are - they're a great club and they've got great players," Turner told the club's official website.
"We've got confidence heading into the match of Old Trafford following the game with Aston Villa.
"We came back from being behind on two occasions and we deserved to get something out of the game.
"The team are going there on the back of two games undefeated and it would be great to make it three on Saturday."