with him, the first time I’ve really had the chance to see him up close, so he’ll certainly be part of the squad and we’ll see where we can fit him in."
One piece of team news emerged after Alex Buttner's withdrawal from the match early in the second half. "He just felt his hamstring tighten so we didn’t want to take any chances and got him off as soon as we could," reported Moyes.
Finally, the new boss was asked by MUTV about the experience of managing United for the first time in action. "We were all quite relaxed [the coaching staff]. We were looking forward to this first game. There was a great crowd here, a lot of Thai Manchester United supporters, so it was really good. We're disappointed we didn't give them more action than we did but nevertheless it's the start of a long season and that's just the first one."