Watford manager Quique Sanchez-Flores has admitted that his side were “unlucky” in their 1-0 defeat to Manchester United and believes they “deserved a lot” from the game.
The Hornets looked to have earned a point from the game at Old Trafford, but United midfielder Juan Mata scored a late free-kick to secure the win for Louis Van Gaal’s side.
Watford boss Flores admitted that his side deserved to take something from the game, but it was “no problem” that they didn’t claim anything from the match.
“We call it a bad result but we have a very good feeling,” Flores said.
“I don’t like to hear the word unlucky when you finish a match. If people say it’s unlucky it is because something went wrong.
“We deserved a lot but we didn’t get anything. But no problem. That’s football.”
When asked if he felt Watford should’ve been awarded a penalty for the incident involving Matteo Darmian and Sebastian Prödl, Flores said: “Normally I don’t complain. I think what happens on the pitch stays on the pitch.
“We have very good referees in England for sure but sometimes they don’t see everything.
“Today I think it was clear. Prödl in the second half was very close to the goal but someone held him. This happens though. Sometimes it goes against you and sometimes it goes for you.”
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea worked with Flores at Atletico Madrid, and the Spanish stopper made a number of important saves to deny striker Odion Ighalo.
Flores spoke to De Gea at the end of the first half, and said it was “great” to catch up with the goalkeeper.
Flores said: “It’s been a long time since I talked with him. It was great to speak to him. He is an amazing player and an amazing man.
“I think he made three very good saves. He is always very important for Manchester United.”