Burnley boss Sean Dyche felt there were positives to take from the defeat to Manchester United and believes the Clarets deserved to come away with a result.

United struck twice in the final six minutes to secure a 3-1 win but Burnley more than played their part in an entertaining Premier League contest.

Mason Greenwood fired the home side ahead but James Tarkowski headed the Clarets level almost immediately and the visitors deserved to be level.

But a deflected Greenwood strike and an Edinson Cavani breakaway goal secured the points for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side.

Here's what Dyche had to say after the game with the Turf boss quizzed on the game, the proposed European Super League, Chris Wood's performance and Matej Vydra's omission.

Is that scoreline a bit flattering to Manchester United?

“I wouldn’t like to disrespect them because they are a top side, but I think on the day it was a closer affair than the scoreline suggests for sure.

At 1-1 you must have felt like you would get something from the game?

“We defended very well, which you have to do at these places. We limited them to some good moments without really opening us up too many times, apart from some clever play, which you expect.

“But we were effective and asked questions of them when we put the ball in their box.

“We worked well on the break and I thought Chris Wood was excellent. The energy of our side on transition was good to come out of our shape and try and be effective in attack.

“Overall I was pleased. I thought we were seeing the game out well and might have had the chance to nick it.

"They are overloading to try and force a goal and then they get one out of the blue. It is a double deflection, one off Charlie Taylor and one off Corky and it goes in the opposite corner."

You didn't get much luck in the game?

“Over a season you need your scratches of luck.

“We were delivering a very strong performance at that time, defending very well and then it goes against you.

"You have to open up to get back in it, and they get a third on the breakaway.

“The mentality and performance was very good."

Your thoughts on the proposed European Super League?

“At the minute my focus is to get enough points to be secure in the Premier League and I don’t have the power to decide what anyone else is doing.

“I can’t affect that. We will just have to wait and see what the powers that be and these clubs decide to do. My focus is making sure we can win games for Burnley FC. I have no power in these things. People way far higher up the food chain decide.

Chris Wood did everything but score today?

“I thought he was excellent, I thought Browny did great, we just felt they overload the midfield here, Pogba isn’t a left winger, but comes off the left, they get the full backs really high and wide, so unusually for me, because I like to play with two strikers, but I just felt it was right.

“We have changed it before, as you know, with Jeff, and I thought it worked well, I was pleased with a lot of the performance.

“Woody and Browny got the pressing shape really well, and that affected the whole team’s defensive performance, which was really good.

“His hold up play was good, he was aggressive to win headers and keep the ball from coming back, and Browny was very good, he ran all over the place to affect the game.

“The key to our season and growth is the key moments. At the end Vyds is driving at goal and takes an extra touch. Those moments are so important. For the team to continue to develop and learn is to find those key moments, because some of the basic principles were excellent.

“The shape, energy and honesty was really good, and some of the quality. It’s just finding those key moments because we got in some brilliant positions today, which is not easy when we come to these grounds."

The change in shape necessitated dropping Matej Vydra but how tricky a decision was it given his form?

"The change really was because they overload the midfield so much with players like Pogba coming off the wing when we know he is a central midfield player.

"So we did feel today that we would need that extra man in there and I was pretty pleased with that and thought it worked well."

Jack Cork came in and delivered an assured performance, how pleased were you with him?

"There was a number of good performances, I thought Woody was excellent today. The operation of the back five generally and Bailey did well in goal because it is not easy coming in to these games especially with Popey in such good form and the collective performance was good too and that is important over the rest of the season."

How close is Nick Pope to a return?

"We had to make a judgement call on that and we think he has every chance of being fit for next week."

That performance must give you encouragement and belief in the battle to stay up?

"We have confidence and belief in what we do here and it is about turning good performances into wins and tidying up some of the details, not so much today but some of the other games.

"The mentality of the performance and the way we went about it today is another strong sign of us being tough minded.

"It is very difficult and you expect to have some spells in the Premier League to go against you so I think we have been good at coming out of those spells with good performances and we will have to do that again."