Baines reckons their attempts to break into the top four could have panned out differently if Moyes had had greater financial backing.
He said: "We have been steady over the years. We have been shy of challenging for the Champions League places and are managing to edge our way closer.
"We have not had that big push in terms of giving the manager that backing to go and buy the players who would really put us right in the mix.
"It is one thing having it and obviously you have to spend it wisely.
"You have to get the right players and those who fit, so it would not be a given if we were to get a good amount of money, but it would definitely help."