When reminded of his apparent weekend claim United lack the world-class players needed to compete in this most elite of competitions, which admittedly United reached the final of as recently as 2011, Moyes attempted to clarify his position.
"I said to win the Champions League you need to have a certain amount of world-class players," he said.
"That is something which we will try and do. Of course we will try and win the Champions League.
"It is part of the job at Manchester United and I will do everything possible to try and make that happen."
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