Moyes' side are only above the Toffees on goal difference - and have played a game more - yet the Scot is unlikely to care, as things finally start to show signs of improving at Old Trafford.
A key reason behind yesterday's 2-0 win at Crystal Palace was the performance of Rooney. Or at least his well-taken goal to put United 2-0 up.
The 28-year-old recently signed a new long-term contract at Man United and Moyes admits he is delighted by the deal - even if it is setting the club back £300,000 a week...
"It is great news. It is a great signing for us. To try and buy a player like Rooney is going to cost you a lot," the Scot told Sky Sports.
"He's a really important player, you think about the amount of clubs who wanted to sign him. Wayne is one of the top players, he shows it week in, week out.
"We never had any intention of letting him go. Wayne has been great since day one."
Rooney himself, meanwhile, is "thankful" all the paperwork has been signed and says he is happy and settled.
"The deal was important. It has more or less been agreed for a month just the fine details needed finishing off. Thankfully it is done," he told Sky Sports.
"I have let my football do the talking. I am happy and settled."
Now to push on and actually finish above Everton. For even that isn't certain with the season United have had so far.