Date: 31st October 2016 at 4:00pm
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Manager Sean Dyche has called on Burnley to be more assertive and aggressive in away games this season, so we can build on the performance and point gained against Manchester United this weekend.

Picking up our first point of the season in our away trips this year at Old Trafford, and securing our first point at their ground since 1974, Dyche was rightly delighted with the defensive performance on the day, and the individual performance of goalkeeper Tom Heaton – especially when you factor in Jose Mourinho’s side set a new Premier League record of 37 shots at goal across the 90 minutes.

Speaking to the Official Site as he met with the media on Monday, Dyche explained that we needed to use it as a foundation now for future away ties.

‘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.’

Whilst he felt there was that ‘lack’ of going at them for victory, he couldn’t praise the belief and commitment enough when it came to our play defensively – and that did result in our 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. 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 also became the first side so far this season to stop United scoring at their own ground.

‘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.’

With Heaton’s performance on the day, it’s good timing from the club and the player because he’ll be holding a signing session at Turf Moor tomorrow to celebrate the launch of his Precision Training signature glove.

He’ll be in store at Turf Moor from 2.30pm on Tuesday November 1 for autographs and pictures.

Ben Mee and Matt Lowton will also be visiting the Clarets Store at Charter Walk on Thursday November 3 and they’ll be in store from 2pm until 3pm.

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