This led a Guardian journalist, Daniel Harris, to joke about it when writing his "Rumour Mill" column: "The former Manchester United manager David Moyes spent 10 months watching 39,432 players a total of 5,097,301 times, only to sign Marouane Fellaini and Juan Mata."
End of joke? No.
The next day, as pundits were breaking down Manchester United's victory over Olympiacos, Bill O'Herlihy quoted it, seemingly believing it to be real.
You can watch the moment above.
Just to be clear, Moyes has so far been in the United job for 262 days. Were the numbers above to be true, he'd have been scouting an average of 150 players a day, multiple, multiple times.
Perhaps it would explain why he's only had time to coach the team to seventh in the Premier League.