Crystal Palace Boss Roy Hodgson Aims a Dig at Man United After Frustrating 0-0 Draw

Speaking to reporters after the 0-0 draw with Manchester United, Roy Hodgson explained: “We showed we are fighting for lives.

“It was a real team performance against opponents with superstars.

“We are blessed with a top goalkeeper (Ben Foster) and we needed him at times. I thought the boys did as much as we could ask of them.”

The 74-year-old continued: “They should be proud of their performance.

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“Can we stay that steadfast in defense? Can our three midfield players cover that much ground? We have to keep that up. There is no easier way to stay up.”

Watford are currently 19th in the Premier League standings and fighting relegation. They put up a good performance, particularly with Foster making a couple of saves to deny to Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes.

Ultimately, United made things difficult for themselves in a game that should have easily ended in a win.