Moyes has made a lame attempt to defend the squad after the FA Cup defeat at Wigan and it’s unlikely too many supporters will accept his reasoning
Speaking after the game he said: “People shouldn’t be maybe that surprised because if you look at the team we played, I don’t think our team is necessarily a Premier League team.
“I think we had a scattering of Premier League players. Then we had young players, who’re on their way to trying to become good footballers. Maybe some of them, in time, will go on to be top Premier League players, but at this point in time it’s not the case.”
Wigan defender Defender Chey Dunkley, however, insists nothing should be said to down play the League One team’s victory.
He said: “They were missing big players like Carroll, Lanzini, Arnautovic and Noble, but I still reckon they put out a strong side.
“They still had a few experienced players out there and they are a Premier League side. You had players like Hernandez playing for them, and Joe Hart.
“We can’t control who they play or field. We just had to make sure we were professional with it and we were.”