A 2-0 defeat at Olympiacos aside, the Champions League has proven to be something of a safe haven for the Scot, though.
United swept through their group unbeaten, with the most impressive result coming when Moyes' men beat Bayer Leverkusen 5-0 in Germany.
The 3-0 win over Olympiacos which resulted in United qualifying for the last eight was a memorable morale-boosting night for the three-time champions and Moyes is hoping for another repeat performance in the first leg.
"These are the sort of nights in history United have risen to and we want to do that," Moyes said.
"This is one of the reasons why I took this job. The Champions League is a really good competition, it has been really good for us so far. I came into it as a really inexperienced manager in the Champions League but we have done well and now we have the ultimate test in Bayern Munich.
"We will go into the game knowing we have to get a good result to take it to Germany and we will try to do that."