Sean Dyche insists Burnley need to be more assertive away from home, following Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford.
The Clarets picked up their first point of the season on the road, putting in a fabulous defence performance to give them a share of the spoils.
They had to deal with an onslaught of pressure from United, who recorded the highest amount of shots at goal (37) since the Premier League began.
Despite taking many positives from the result Dyche is adamant there is still room for improvement and that his side need to work on their killer instinct away from Turf Moor.
“I’m really proud of the shape, the basic things we did right, all the ugly things you need to do we did and I’m pleased with that. I won’t take that away from the guys,
“I just think when you go to Old Trafford and they go down to 10 men you need to smell blood and try and go for the three points, and that’s where we need to grow now.”
“In the Championship we would have stepped all over them but today we just looked a little bit unsure”, Dyche said.
The manager was quick to praise his side’s belief and commitment in particular that of goalkeeper Tom Heaton, who kept his third clean sheet of the season;
“Whatever the result today there was a great belief in the side, it was more of where and what we want to be away from home,” he added.
“Tom was excellent down at Southampton and he was excellent again today but he knows he has to be, teams at this level probe in different ways especially teams like United.
“It’s important for the players to keep focus and know what they’re doing which they did particularly well today.”
Burnley became the first team to stop Jose Mourinho’s men scoring at home this season - and despite gaining a hard earned point Dyche admits his managerial instinct is disappointed they didn’t come away with more.
“To come to Old Trafford and get a point, however you do it, is important and it’s very important psychologically in the Premier League and to help us grow.
“I just wanted to come here and take the game on, as a manager you always question everything even when you come away with a result like that”.