For the first time since November 1, 1986, United will play a league match without Sir Alex Ferguson in charge at Old Trafford.
The last player to score a United goal without Ferguson as manager was Peter Davenport.
And Moyes said: "Within the first 10 minutes of him (Fergie) telling me I was getting the job, we had already had discussions about the team, what would have to be done and what was expected - like sponsors, media and all the things that come from a big club.
"There were no airs and graces. He didn't feather it. He told me straight and he told me what it was going to be like.
"He will be a great mentor for me. I want him around.
"He is recovering from his hip operation and I went to see him the other day and he was great."
As for taking on a job at the most successful team in English football, Moyes added: "I have really good owners who don't panic.
"We have stability at the club. We know where we are going and how we work.
"There is not a panic on every time we have a defeat, not quite reaching expectations is not something to really bother yourself with.
"Obviously, I am aware of the job and to try to continue the success of the club.
"But the owners have been fantastic in their calmness, their openness and their support.
"They see stability and continuity as really important so one-off results are not really interesting to them."