Moyes confirmed Ferdinand has picked up a slight groin strain, but that the 34-year-old would have missed the trip anyway.
"Rio has a slight groin problem," said the Scot.
"It is nothing serious but I was never bringing him anyway."
Moyes also confirmed Anderson, Fabio and Wilfried Zaha - who played in last night's Manchester Senior Cup win over Bolton - were also missing from Tuesday's flight.
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