Dyche: We Go Again
Sean Dyche warned that repeating Burnley’s Old Trafford heroics in recent seasons will need another superhuman effort.
The Clarets are unbeaten in four games away to Manchester United, including three draws and last season’s stunning 2-0 win.
And as his players head to the Theatre of Dreams looking for another positive result, Dyche is well aware of the challenge that awaits them.
“We’ve had a few good results there in recent seasons, but it’s still an incredibly difficult place to go,” said the Burnley boss.
“United are in good form again this season, having put a lot of wins together and being unbeaten in 23 or so.
“They’re a good outfit, and you have to go there are respect them, for sure. But when the whistle blows, respect goes out of the window and that’s how I want my team to think.
“It was great for our fans last year and a great day. Those things mean a lot around here, and it’s good to be beat Manchester United away, to beat Liverpool away and to beat Arsenal away because that doesn’t happen very often, but we’ve showed we can do it.
“You often need a quiet day for them and us to perform well against these type of sides. Last time they maybe had a soft one and we capitalised with a good win, so we have to get our performance right.”
The Clarets are looking to refocus after seeing leads slip in their last two Premier League games to end up pointless.
That has been a rarity in Dyche’s time at Turf Moor, but the gaffer insists the mood within the camp remains upbeat going into the final seven games.
“The mood is good. The attention to detail is what we’ve missed, but it was two pretty strong performances, particularly against Newcastle,” he added.
“You would always take the odd lucky win along the way, but I like the idea of performing right to win and we’ve done that for quite a long period.
“The last two show you that you just can’t have lapses in the Premier League.”
Clarets+ will have live commentary from Old Trafford from 3.45pm on Sunday. And for just £1, you can tune in from 2pm and watch Burnley Women take on United Ladies in their FA Cup fourth round tie.
Mon, May 10, 2021