Watford head coach Xisco Munoz said he was proud of his players after they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Manchester United and that the supporters should feel the same way.

An early Scott McTominay goal was enough to separate the two sides come full time, but the Hornets did not make life too easy for United, as they grew into the match and fought back against the side sitting second in the Premier League.

Speaking to BT Sport at the end of the game, the head coach said he was pleased with what he saw from his team and that it showed they are growing.

"Yeah, I'm proud of my players," said Munoz. "Every day they're growing up, every day they work very hard, we need to continue, I think it's a perfect way for us and I think our fans today will think we had a good performance.

"We tried to push up, every time, up the pitch, we tried to recover the ball too much and I told you, I think today we had a difficult game, but our team was in a perfect level."

Asked if the high-pressing football that the Hornets produced at times throughout the game was what people could expect from Munoz's Watford side going forward he said: "Yeah, I think is our way. I'm very happy with the guys because they worked hard and it's not easy to play like this, but today I think is the first step, we need to continue to work hard.  Now it's not enough, we need to sort some little details, and we need to continue."

With Watford now out of both cup competitions, the league is the only thing they have to focus on. 

While the club have made it clear that automatic promotion is the main goal this season, Munoz is keeping his focus on the next game.

"We have a new objective," he said. "We have, step by step, to continue work. I've had just a little time here and we need to continue work."