It has been a testing campaign for the Scot - his first in the Old Trafford hot-seat since agreeing to succeed the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson.
Demoralising setbacks have been suffered on an alarmingly regular basis, with home performances in particular offering cause for concern.
A reversal on the road at Sunderland on Tuesday was United's third in succession, with Premier League, FA Cup and Capital One Cup headaches being endured.
The one crumb of comfort for the Red Devils is that they have made steady progress in the UEFA Champions League, but Moyes remains confident that domestic fortunes will improve while there is still time to put things right.
The Scot said in the Daily Mirror: "I've been here before and done it before.
"I just sense it's on the verge of turning, that we're about to get a bit better. You need a bit of good fortune to go for you, and it looks as if we're not getting enough of that at the moment.
"I can sense in the dressing room that there's an urge to fight our current position.
"It's part of football management. It's never going to be an easy ride.
"To be the manager of Manchester United is a big challenge, whether it's on the back of wins or defeats."
@red_devil83 About some things I know a lot more than Fergie, on others he knows a lot more than me, about Moyes I would say the evidence is on my side and the weight of it gets heavier as time goes by, it may devastate your entire world view to hear this but Fergie was wrong about Moyes. How can people like you say that our squad is average, even though by doing so you are contradicting Ferguson since he personally picked each and every one of them except Fellaini, yet at the same time effectively say 'Moyes must be the right man, despite all evidence to the contrary, because Fergie chose him and Fergie knows everything', tell me how you reconcile those two contradictory beliefs? Fergie got most things right, that's why he was such a great manager but since he's retired people like you have elevated him to some sort of infallible deity who can do no wrong. I know why you're doing it, if Fergie never makes a bad decision then it gives you some reason to believe in Moyes, whereas if you accept the reality that Fergie at times got things wrong then you might have to accept that he might have been wrong about Moyes. If Fergie was wrong about Moyes then you have to think of another reason why Moyes should have been given the United job, but there is no other reason, and that's your problem.- solskjaer99