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Burnley came home from Old Trafford with a point from a 2-2 draw against Manchester United but, despite his team’s stoppage time leveller, Jose Mourinho was far from happy at the end of the game.

He said: “The problem with the first half performance is another ‘s’ goal, you are intelligent and don’t need me to tell the whole world the other letters in the words. What we are having now is lots of really very bad goals against us, so that obviously has an impact in the game.

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“At 2-0, it makes things more difficult at half time. I need my players to believe in them and I need them to believe in me, to accept the risk and not be afraid to lose three or four. To not be afraid of what was possible, what didn’t happen but it could happen, that there is a negative reaction from the supporters.”

He continued: “In the second half, it was impossible to concede a goal, impossible, because they didn’t cross the midfield line, they don’t have two or three passes in a row. So, the second half is really ours, totally ours, but we still only scored two goals.

“I’m very happy with their character and part of that was also the way they played and tried to break down a very organised wall. I keep saying that to defend well is a quality and they defended very well. So also credit to Burnley to concede only two goals against such strong pressure.”

He ended by saying: “Obviously it’s a bad result for us. We are never happy with a draw, especially in a match where we are so dominant, but that’s the reality.”

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You could see how delighted Sean Dyche was with his team, the way he walked down towards the jubilant Burnley fans at the end of the game. “There is nothing other than pride in what we’ve achieved today,” Dyche said.

“The squad is at stretch and I’ve spoken many times about my belief in the group and that was on show today. On the back of an awkward game the other day, it’s a fantastic point because it’s very difficult to come here. They’ve only lost to Manchester City and not dropped another point, but we made a great start and got in among them.

“In the second half we had to dig in and that’s what you have to do at these grounds, so overall it’s hard to be disappointed after scoring two goals at Old Trafford and taking a point.”

Dyche added: “There was a calmness to the group, we’ve scored two good goals, the second a fantastic free kick against one of the best keepers in the world, and the only frustration is that I don’t know what Vokesy is meant to do for the free kick that led to their second goal.

“Their lad jumps into him and you either give nothing, or more probably, it’s a free kick to us. But look, it’s one of those things and overall I am just very, very pleased. It’s another hard-earned point and a good point. All I have been harping on about is the side moving forwards and they will learn so much from today.

“You have to get points and wins on the board and we’re doing that. It’s highly unlikely you are going to come to a place like this and dominate possession and the chance count. Therefore you have to find a way of operating that can get you something and that’s why there’s no disappointment from me, just pride in the way the players have gone about it.”

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