CLARETS skipper Ben Mee said Manchester United's dramatic injury-time equaliser was a 'tough one to take' after Burnley came so close to a famous win.

Mee's side led 2-0 at half-time at Old Trafford and looked to be holding out for a first win at this ground since 1962 until Jesse Lingard struck an injury-time equaliser.

While Mee admitted Burnley would have taken a point before the game he was left frustrated with the manner in which it arrived.

"It’s a tough one when you get so close to three points, it’s a tough one to take but it was backs to the wall once we got the two goals," the centre back said.

"We knew they were going to come out and attack us and press us and move the ball fast. We dealt with most of it but the scruffy goal at the end was a right kick in the teeth.

"We’re very organised as a unit and a team and when we’re 2-0 up we feel like we can hold out and keep them out.

"We would have liked to have had the ball more but it’s tough when you come away from home at a ground like this and you know you’re going to be in for a game."

The Clarets were in a Christmas dreamland at half-time thanks to goals from Ashley Barnes and Steven Defour, but Mee said the dressing room was 'very calm' at the break.

Although United hit back to salvage a point the result extended Burnley's stunning away record this season.

The Clarets have now played eight of last year's top nine away from home this season losing just once, at Manchester City.

Victories have arrived at Chelsea, Everton, Southampton and Bournemouth while Burnley have drawn at Tottenham, Liverpool and now Manchester United.

"It’s a good record," Mee said of that away run. "It’s a really good point for us and we would have taken it before the game so we have to look at it like that.

"Being 2-0 up we’d have liked to have held out but it’s a very good point."

The point maintained Burnley's fine record of bouncing back from defeats this season as well, following the 3-0 reverse to Tottenham on Saturday.

The Clarets are still yet to suffer back-to-back losses this term, responding to all five of their defeats with a positive result next time out.

"To bounce back with a good performance, a couple of goals and a fantastic free-kick, and a decent result is great," Mee said.

"We don’t get many games like that (against Tottenham), they’re a very good side and Kane is on fire at the minute, he’s one of the best strikers around.

"We’re quietly confident with ourselves, we’ve had injuries and lads have come in and performed well. It was a good reaction from a disappointing night on Saturday. We’ve got another couple of big games coming up."