People tend to be rather sniffy over a direct 4-4-2, but Roberto Martinez yesterday showed that it still triumphs over possession and passing with no penetration.
Defeat at Goodison to demonstrate just how far United have slumped, and an opponent crowing about their new man in town. The loss to Everton may be Moyes' worst yet...
INS: Thierry Henry (loan from New York Red Bulls), Thomas Eisfeld (£600,000 from Borussia Dortmund).
OUTS: Emmanuel Frimpong (loan to Wolves), Vito Mannone (loan to Hull), Luke Freeman (undisclosed to Stevenage), Sead Hajrovic (loan to Barnet), Sanchez Watt (loan to Crawley), Rhys Murphy (loan to Preston), Daniel Boateng (loan to Swindon), Ryo Miyaichi (loan to Bolton).
INS: Enda Stevens (undisclosed from Shamrock Rovers), Robbie Keane (loan from LA Galaxy)
OUTS: Elliot Parish (undisclosed to Cardiff), Fabian Delph (loan to Leeds), Nathan Delfouneso (loan to Leicester City), Shane Lowry (undisc to Millwall).
INS: Anthony Modeste (loan from Bordeaux), Marcus Olsson (free from Halmstads), Bradley Orr (undisc from QPR).
OUTS: Jason Roberts (nominal to Reading) Keith Andrews (undisc to West Brom).
INS: Tim Ream (£2.5million from New York Red Bulls), Ryo Miyaichi (loan from Arsenal), Marvin Sordell (£3.5million from Watford)
OUTS: Jack Sampson (loan to Southend), Gary Cahill (£7million to Chelsea).
INS: Gary Cahill (£7million from Bolton), Kevin de Bruyne (£7m from Genk), Patrick Bamford (£1.5million from Nottingham Forest).
OUTS: Nicolas Anelka (free to Shanghai Shenhua), Rhys Taylor (loan to Rotherham), Gael Kakuta (loan to Dijon), Ben Gordon (loan to Kilmarnock), Josh McEachran (loan to Swansea), Patrick van Aanholt (loan to Vitesse Arnhem), Sam Walker (loan to Yeovil), Alex (£4.5million to PSG), Kevin de Bruyne (loan to Genk), Milan Lalkovic (loan to ADO Den Haag)
INS: Landon Donovan (loan from LA Galaxy), Darron Gibson (undisclosed from Manchester United), Nikica Jelavic (£5.5million from Rangers), Steven Pienaar (loan from Tottenham)
OUTS: Aristote Nsiala (loan to Accrington Stanley), James Wallace (loan to Steveage), Diniyar Bilyaletdinov (£5million to Spartak Moscow), Louis Saha (nominal to Tottenham).
INS: Jack Grimmer (£200,000 from Aberdeen), Lasse Vigen Christensen (undisclosed from FC Midtjylland), Ryan Williams (undisc from Portsmouth), Pavel Pogrebnyak (undiscl. from Stuttgart).
OUTS: Alex Kacaniklic (loan to Watford), Bobby Zamora (£5million to QPR).
INS: Jordan Ibe (undisclosed from Wycombe), Danny Ward (£100,000 from Wrexham).
OUTS: Danny Wilson (loan to Blackpool), Martin Hansen (undiscl. to Viborg FF)
INS: David Pizarro (loan from Roma).
OUTS: Harry Bunn (loan to Preston), Kieran Trippier (undisclosed to Burnley), Chris Chantler (undisclosed to Carlisle), Alex Tchuimeni-Nimely (loan to Coventry), Nedum Onuoha (£2.5m to QPR), Ben Mee (undisc. to Burnley), Wayne Bridge (loan to Sunderland), Frederic Veseli (undisclosed to Manchester United)
INS: Paul Scholes (unattached), Frederic Veseli (undisclosed from Manchester City).
OUTS: Federico Macheda (loan to QPR), Darron Gibson (undisclosed to Everton), Josh King (loan to Hull City), Danny Drinkwater (undisclosed to Leicester), Mame Biram Diouf (undisc to Hannover), Ravel Morrison (£800,000 to West Ham), Scott Wootton (loan to Nottingham Forest), Oliver Norwood (loan to Coventry City).
INS: Papiss Demba Cisse (£10million from Freiburg)
OUTS: Alan Smith (loan to MK Dons), James Tavernier (loan to MK Dons).
INS: Jonny Howson (£2m from Leeds), Ryan Bennett (undisc from Peterborough).
OUTS: George Francomb (loan to Hibs), Korey Smith (loan to Barnsley).
INS: Federico Macheda (loan from Manchester United), Taye Taiwo (loan from AC Milan), Nedum Onuoha (£2.5m from Manchester City), Samba Diakite (loan from Nancy), Djibril Cisse (£4m from Lazio), Bobby Zamora (£5million from Fulham)
OUTS: Matthew Connolly (loan to Reading), Bradley Orr (undisc to Blackburn)
OUTS: Danny Pugh (undisclosed to Leeds), Tom Soares (loan to Hibs), Michael Tonge (loan to Barnsley), Ryan Brunt (loan to Tranmere), Florent Cuvelier (loan to Walsall), Matthew Lund (loan to Bristol Rovers), Ben Marshall (£1m to Leicester City), Danny Higginbotham (loan to Nottingham Forest).
INS: Wayne Bridge (loan from Manchester City), Sotirios Kyrgiakos (loan from Wolfsburg)
OUTS: Blair Adams (loan to Northampton), John Egan (loan to Crystal Palace), Trevor Carson (loan to Hull), Liam Noble (free to Carlisle), Jordan Cook (loan to Carlisle), Louis Laing (loan to Wycombe), Ryan Noble (loan to Derby).
INS: Rory Donnelly (undisclosed from Cliftonville), Gylfi Sigurdsson (loan from Hoffenheim), Josh McEachran (loan from Chelsea), Darnel Situ (£250,000 from Lens), Curtis Obeng (undisc from Wrexham).
OUTS: Lee Lucas (loan to Burton Albion).
INS: Yago Falque (undisclosed from Juventus), Louis Saha (nominal from Everton).
OUTS: David Button (loan to Doncaster), Harry Kane (loan to Millwall), Ryan Mason (loan to Millwall), Andros Townsend (loan to Leeds United), Yago Falque (loan to Southampton), Tom Carroll (loan to Derby), John Bostock (loan to Sheffield Wednesday), Adam Smith (loan to Leeds United), Vedran Corluka (loan to Bayer Leverkusen), Sebastian Bassong (loan to Wolves), Steven Pienaar (loan to Everton).
WEST BROMWICH ALBION
INS: Scott Allan (undisclosed from Dundee United) Liam Ridgwell (£2.5m from Birmingham), Keith Andrews (undiscl. from Blackburn)..
OUTS: Chris Wood (loan to Bristol City), Joe Mattock loan to Portsmouth), Lateef Elford-Alliyu (loan to Tranmere), Roman Bednar (free to Blackpool), Romaine Sawyers (free to Shrewsbury), Joe Mattock and Gonzalo Jara (loan to Brighton).
INS: Jean Beausejour (undisc. from Birmingham).
OUTS: Nouha Dicko (loan to Blackpool), Jordan Mustoe (loan to Barnet).
INS: Eggert Jonsson (£200k from Hearts), Emmanuel Frimpong (loan from Arsenal), Sebastian Bassong (loan from Tottenham)
OUTS: David Davis (loan to Chesterfield), Sam Winnall (loan t Inverness), Sam Vokes (loan to Brighton), Jamie Reckford (loan to Scunthorpe), Adlene Guedioura (loan to Nottingham Forest), Andy Keogh (undisc. to Millwall), David Davis (loan to Chesterfield), Matt Doherty (loan to Hibs)