Toffees boss triumphed just three times after 90 minutes (and once at Wembley on penalties in the 2009 FA Cup semi-final).
However, he did mastermind one of the greatest comebacks achieved by an away team at Old Trafford in recent years when Everton rallied from 4-2 down with seven minutes remaining to draw 4-4 in April 2012.
There was a similar outcome at Goodison Park in September 2010 when Moyes' men, seemingly beaten by United with the score at 3-1 going into injury time, grabbed two last-gasp goals to draw 3-3.
This ability to eke out every last drop of effort from
his players, until well beyond the 90th minute, should stand him in good stead at a club where dramatic late triumphs are part of the fabric.
It was at Preston North End, the last of seven clubs in Moyes’ playing career, where he first dipped his toes into management, as player-manager at the age of 35.
At that point, in January 1998, the Lancashire club were in danger of dropping down to the fourth tier of English football. Barely two years later, Moyes guided North End to the 1999/2000 Division Two title, clear of regional rivals Burnley by seven points.