SEAN Dyche believes Burnley have shed the fear factor on the road this season after continuing their stunning away day transformation at Old Trafford.

The Clarets have now picked up 16 points from 10 games on their travels this season, having taken just seven points away from home in the whole of the 2016/17 campaign.

The 2-2 draw at Manchester United added Old Trafford to the list of grounds where Burnley have avoided defeat this season, having already won at Chelsea, Everton, Southampton and Bournemouth as well as claiming draws at Tottenham and Liverpool.

Dyche is delighted with the performances on his team on the road and said his men are no longer approaching games with fear.

“Really pleased, we all know the stats strongly suggest how tough it is going on the road in the Premier League, no matter where you go, but particularly the top sides and top grounds," the Clarets chief said.

"So we’re very pleased and the good thing for me is the mentality to come off a tough one on Saturday and come here. There’s got to be that little edge of taking the game on, but sometimes fear can creep into players, and that wasn’t there. I’ve been very pleased with that away from home, I don’t think it was there from November onwards last season, when a lot was made of us not winning away.

"There was a nice assuredness about the way we went about it (at Old Trafford), so I was very pleased with that, just the mental side of it, and delivering a performance."

Burnley remain seventh in the Premier League, six points clear of the chasing pack, but Dyche highlights the improvement from last term as the most pleasing aspect of their season so far.

“Whenever I’ve been questioned about where we can go this season, and what can we do, I’ve only ever stated that we want to improve on last season," he said.

"I think there’s clear signs of that, and part of that has been the whole squad. There’s been some good players coming in. We’ve lost some, of course, but our squad is adapting. Have we got players who can come in and deliver when you get stretched like we are? Definitely.

“The other day was a tough one, but that’s all part of the learning of these players, we haven’t got players who are obvious Premier League players, we have players who have to mould into that, and learn what it’s all about, even Steven Defour with his quality and background found it hard to get into what the Premier League is all about."