During his weekly press conference, after stipulating he only wanted to talk about Everton Moyes did speak about his respect for Sir Alex Ferguson
"I don't think anybody thought the day would come when Sir Alex Ferguson retired," said Moyes.
"We all thought he was superhuman.
"He is an example to anyone in their 70s.
"The respect for him within the game is beyond any words I can use.
"We are from different eras. I grew up looking at Jock Stein and Sir Alex Ferguson.
"First I admired him and then, as the years have gone by, I have competed against him."
"I cannot say anything that would do justice to what he has done.
Departing Everton manager David Moyes hopes his 11-year reign at Goodison Park will be remembered for the progress made at the club.
David Moyes will hold his weekly press conference this afternoon but will not answer questions about Manchester United manager.