Xisco Munoz has promised his Watford side will be better after back-to-back defeats in his second and third games in charge.

While those games were both away from home against Championship promotion rivals Swansea City and Premier League title contenders Manchester United in the FA Cup, Munoz has said he still expects his team to be producing more than what they have so far in his first three games.

The head coach added that it was too early for him to know what his best team is yet, but that he believes if they continue working as they have been, things will get better soon.

“We need more time,” he said. “We have had little time to work, we have too many games and we need to improve. We need to get better at some things and we are in the first step, we need to continue.

“The other day in the game was a good performance, but we know we can give better and we need to improve on different things.”

One key area in which Munoz is hoping for improvement is up front, where he acknowledged that his strikers are in need of a confidence boost, despite claiming they were the best in the division.

He hopes that new signing Philip Zinckernagel can help with that, but said he still was not sure on how best to deploy the Dane, with other options currently occupying space both in midfield and on the wings.

“First of all, I have the best strikers in all the Championship,” he said. “This is my idea, I’m very happy with them and I know we need to improve the confidence.

“We’re working on the situation in training and also I feel the confidence, sometimes they need more chances and we will try every time to give more opportunities for them. Our style depends on the strikers, but also my job is that I give more chances for our strikers. We will see what happens we have different things.

“We will see which is the place for Phillip, I won’t say. I think the fans and everyone is happy with him because the other day against Manchester, he played very good and gave a very good performance. This is our way, he’s coming to help us. It’s perfect for our squad and also it’s a very good option for us when he can play in two or three positions.”

Other options for Munoz come from his younger players, some of whom were given a chance to impress the boss at Old Trafford, as he made several changes, resting both Tom Cleverley and Troy Deeney.

The head coach believes he has talented players among his under 23s who are both ready and good enough to play, should they be called upon.

“Sometimes I feel very happy because I have also very good players who are young players, and I can use them,” he said.

“This is excellent for me when you have a good squad, and so you have four or five players from the under 23s who can give a better level depending on the moments in the Championship.

“They can play, they are ready and now we will see what happens because we have a big squad and we have different players but also I’m very happy with the young guys because every day when training with us, they have a good level. They give everything and they are ready to play with us.”