BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche praised his side’s performance as they drew 0-0 at home to Manchester United this afternoon.
The Clarets hit the bar early on through David Jones and had a number of other chances against a United side including new £59.7m signing Angel Di Maria.
“We come away pleased with a point but I’m as pleased with the performance,” Dyche said.
“We’re maturing as a group at this level, and I include myself in that.
“But I’m not naive, we’ve got to get points on the board and we got one today.
“I don’t think you get anything other than a test when you play Manchester United.
“There’s a lot that the media have made of what’s going on there and the change of philosophy but with that amount of quality on a football pitch they’re always going to be a test.
“But I thought we applied ourselves well to our task today.
“The framework of the team was really good, the energy we provided to the game was very good.
“I thought they had pockets of very good play as you’d expect, they had a great chance in the first half and our keeper made a very good save, and Rooney had a header.
“But for a team like Manchester United we did very well to keep it to that.
“Then we’ve been productive ourselves, hit the bar, a couple of near things.
“I don’t think you ever have an easy ride against Manchester United.”