BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche felt the Clarets gave a good account of themselves in defeat against Manchester United.

Paul Pogba’s deflected second-half volley secured the Red Devils a hard-fought 1-0 win that took them to the top of the Premier League.

But the Clarets chief saluted his side’s efforts with James Tarkowski seeing a good chance to snatch a point late on come and go.

“A lot of the performance was good, I thought, against a top side who are playing very well,” Dyche said.

“We’re in good form ourselves but they are a top side, they’ve got some very good individuals as well as a collective.

“I thought a lot of our performance was good, it was effective and inevitably we don’t get anything from the game but the performance was certainly something we can build on.”

There was no shortage of VAR controversy on the night.

First Luke Shaw smashed into a challenge with Johann Gudmundsson, launching a rapid United break that ended with Edinson Cavani being fouled by last man Robbie Brady.

Referee Kevin Friend booked the Republic Ireland international as both teams fumed at the official about the other side’s challenge.

There was a lengthy video assistant referee review of the incidents but the possible red card against Brady was ruled out, with the card rescinded and Shaw shown a booking instead.

There was another disputed decision soon after when Harry Maguire saw a headed opener ruled out for a foul on Erik Pieters when rising to meet Shaw’s cross, much to the anger of the United skipper.

On the Brady incident, Dyche said: “I thought they dealt with it the best way they could. The outcome was the correct one.

“I am a big fan of being careful with the physicality, but on another day that tackle (Shaw’s foul) is just a little bit too high and just a little too late.

“I don’t want to see people red-carded, but on another day he might have been off for that.”