BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche has praised opposite number Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he guides Manchester United through a period of “transition”.

The Clarets head to Old Trafford tonight looking to build on their 2-1 win over Leicester at Turf Moor on Sunday, a three points that ended a run of four straight defeats.

United on the other hand are looking to rebound for their 2-0 reverse at bitter rivals and champions-elect Liverpool just a few hours later.

That left them 30 points behind Jurgen Klopp’s men with Solskjaer still having plenty of doubters to win over.

Dyche however believes the former Red Devils frontman deserves credit and is under no-illusions about the test his side still face.

“I think they’re still a good side. They’ve still got some very good players. They’re in some form of transition,” said Dyche.

“It’s interesting to see that even the top clubs with the power they have, they still have these spells where they’re remoulding it or changing things and Ole will be doing that now.

“It does take time. It’s taken a big transition from Sir Alex (Ferguson) to where it is now and it continues to be that.

“It’s not an easy task, even at their level even with their finance and even with their power to attract players, it’s easy to find a way of rebalancing, re-energising, rejigging your squad every year and their demand is to be right at the very top.

“They’re rebalancing, regrouping, re-energising, always looking it seems for the next signings that can make them back into a force and I don’t think they’re a million miles away.

“Ole is doing a good job in staying calm throughout that period.

“It’s still a tough task going to Old Trafford in my opinion.”

United’s cause has not been helped by the absences of Paul Pogba, Scott McTominay and most recently Marcus Rashford.

The England striker is set to be out for at least six weeks with a stress fracture of the back, the 22-year-old having led the way with 22 goals this season. 

 “Injuries to very good players like Rashford are not helpful for them,” said Dyche.

“It might be a help for us, who knows? That would be pleasant if it is.

“It’s an interesting one with Rashford because he’s become their standout player.

“Early season I think there were quite a lot of question marks about him actually but I know it’s an instant business now.

“He’s a very good player but they’ve got a number of very effective players.

“They’ve got pace, they can work on the counter and like I said about ourselves, I don’t think any team is ever a million miles away from good performances and they’re certainly not.”