The manager was speaking at his press briefing on Friday lunchtime, ahead of Saturday’s meeting with Stoke City, and he declared himself satisfied with the major piece of transfer business that the club did this month. "There's no disappointment [that there will be no more transfers]. I said at the start that we wouldn’t do much business in January. There's no one reason for that."
Of the arrival of Mata from Chelsea, Moyes added: "He's everything I thought he was. He's a terrific footballer, a good lad to work with and he’s settled in quickly. He played well in the game, which was important because we wanted him to make a difference straight away. I'm wary that we need to give him time to settle in and not expect too much too soon, but I was impressed with his first game."
Wilfried Zaha has joined Cardiff City on loan until the end of the season, a move Moyes feels will help the winger realise his potential with its prospect of more regular match action. "We felt Cardiff was the right choice for him. Hopefully he will go and get those games, show what he can do in the Premier League and be ready to come back to us at the end of the season," the manager added.