Watford manager Xisco Munoz has urged his side to “fight like animals” in their next match against Manchester United in the FA Cup on Saturday.
Following their relegation to the Championship, the Hornets named Vladimir Ivic as their new manager in the summer of 2020. However, he was sacked after just four months following the defeat at Huddersfield Town and replaced by Xisco.
The Spanish manager led his side to victory in his first match in charge, with Ismaila Sarr smashing a goal to inflict a 1-0 defeat to current league leaders Norwich City.
But the Serbian boss couldn’t build on that win as his side slumped to a 2-1 loss at Swansea City, with Jamal Lowe earning a brace.
Now the Hornets will face a very difficult challenge at Old Trafford as they clash the Red Devils in the FA Cup third-round.
However, Munoz wants his side to “fight like animals” at the Theatre of Dreams and do themselves and the fans proud.
“The most important thing is we go there and fight like animals and enjoy the situation,” he said (as quoted in FourFourTwo).
“I know it will be difficult because Manchester United is a perfect team, but we need to give our best and try very hard, because the most important thing is that our fans enjoy watching our team.
“We go there with maximum ambition, we will work very hard and it is important to see we are growing game by game.
“This is our objective and it’s important we continue with the same attitude, work and spirit.”
After getting knocked out of the Carabao Cup at the hands of Manchester City recently, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will now be very focused to win this game as the FA Cup provides them with a brilliant opportunity to win silverware this season.