As Moyes sought to rescue the game in the second half, he brought on fit-again Robin van Persie and Adnan Januzaj, with the latter’s display one of the few positives from the game.
"Adnan was nervous at first but at least he showed some real positive play," Moyes said. "He created one or two chances and was maybe unlucky not to score in the last minute.
"Robin's injury was a small one. Our plan was to give him some time, though maybe not as long as we gave him in the end."
Moyes has a message for United’s fans as the team look to bounce back in the Champions League against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday, just as the Reds did after last weekend’s derby defeat by beating Liverpool in the Capital One Cup.
"In football you’re not going to win every game so support your team," he said. "It’s a great club with great players and we’ll do everything we can to put today’s result right."