CLARETS goalkeeper Nick Pope believes Burnley's tide will turn as they bid to end a seven-game winless streak when Manchester United visit Turf Moor this weekend.

Sean Dyche's side slipped to a 1-0 reverse at Crystal Palace last time out but remain seventh in the Premier League table despite three wins and three draws from their last six top flight fixtures.

And, with Jose Mourinho's United in town on Saturday, Pope is confident that Burnley's play will soon get the points it merits.

“We’re not playing badly at all, nothing like that,” he said Clarets.

“We just keep plugging away, working hard in the week and then go again against Manchester United next week.

“It can happen to anyone. It’s a good league. You never get an easy game.

“We’ve known that even on a good run – even when we hit the top four.

“The same again next week. It won’t be easy and we won’t have an easy one all season.

“We all know that and we just have to prepare and be ready for next week.

“To go on this sort of run and not a drop place, almost, shows how well we started the season and we’ll do our best to recover that form.”

Pope admits the Clarets were second best in the opening period against Roy Hodgson's improving Eagles but believes there are positives to take from the Selhurst Park reverse.

Despite an underwhelming first half Burnley went into the break just a goal down and Pope felt the Clarets' battling qualities were on show in the capital.

“You can’t play well all the time. The first half wasn’t the best from us, but we stayed in the game, like we’re quite good at doing,” Pope told the club's official website.

“We had a right go second half but unfortunately couldn’t quite get the goal.

“We stuck at it, knowing that we weren’t playing well and we are better than that.

“We gathered our thoughts at half-time, had a chat from the gaffer and went again and came out stronger.”