Burnley manager Sean Dyche has admitted he can't fault the efforts of his players and is tremendously proud despite suffering a 3-1 defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford

"I thought we were outstanding for most of the game and I think everyone in the stadium was amazed they went in at half time 2-1 up with the quality of our football and the chances we created," Dyche told burnleyfootballclub.com after the game.

"This game does kick you in the rear sometimes and I thought it did tonight," he continued. "We are getting hurt for the details at the moment and it's happened to us a few times this season.

"But that's the growth in the players you need; to smell danger because at this level you get punished because games can turn on almost nothing."

Manchester United v Burnley - Premier League

Danny Ings put the Clarets back level after an early Chris Smalling header, but Dyche was left ruing the manner in which the crucial first half goals were conceded.

"We've conceded again from set plays; this time from the second phase," he said. "We had a little spell of it at the start of the season and then it went away, but it's just crept back in the last few games.

"But we will rectify that on the training field and you have to remember the quality of the balls coming in and the physicality of some the players we are playing against.

"That's one thing we can't change about our players. But that can't tarnish that performance tonight because when I talk about growth, belief and development in the players, I think it's quite evident tonight.

Manchester United v Burnley - Premier League

"To come to Old Trafford and handle what it is, but also play in that manner was terrific, but you don't get anything for it and that's something we have to change and turn that into results. We are so close, but so close is not close enough."