Gary Neville reckons Burnley need “more physicality” after a tough start to the Premier League season.

Vincent Kompany’s side are still waiting for their first league win of the campaign after a narrow 1-0 defeat against Manchester United at the weekend.

Bruno Fernandes got the decisive goal at Turf Moor, beating James Trafford with a superb volley after getting on the end of Jonny Evans’ long pass.

Zeki Amdouni went closest for the Clarets but the Swiss international was denied by the woodwork after a slick passing move.

Sheffield United and Luton are also on one point at this stage, and Neville believes they will “have to make some changes” if they are to beat the drop.

"You look at Burnley, it’s obvious they need more physicality, more strength,” he said on his Sky Sports podcast.

"They are trying to play beautiful football which is great, we have seen teams do that when they have come up.

"But I have to say they look like they are in a phase where their football is good, their patterns are good, but they are getting beat up in both boxes.

"The Premier League does that to you, because of the quality in both boxes and that is the big difference between the Championship and the Premier League. (The promoted teams) are going to have to learn quickly.

"They are not going to lose faith in what they are doing, but they might have to adapt slightly to the conditions they find themselves in and understand that teams in the past have had to adapt to get results and win points.

“Once you are on the downward trajectory and you lose games, you wonder where your next win is going to come from.”

Burnley are back in action on Tuesday night when they make the short trip to Salford City in the Carabao Cup third round.

The Clarets beat fellow Premier League side Nottingham Forest 1-0 in the previous round thanks to Amdouni’s late strike.