Watford boss Boothroyd: I knew we were going to pay for the Arsenal result

He said: “I knew someone was going to pay for that Arsenal result.

“Getting a result against a team like that at Old Trafford was always going to be incredibly difficult for us.

“Manchester United have a squad full of world-class players. They are capable of being the best team in the world.

“I have a feeling they are going to win the championship this season for the simple reason they have not won it for three years.

“I am a bad loser and I want to win. But we operate on a budget which is about 4% of theirs, which just emphasises how unfair the league is.

“I just told the players nobody should go home miserable tonight because they did their best and our season is not going to hinge on games like this.”