STEVEN Defour believes Burnley have the weapons to hurt Manchester United as the Clarets bid to end a six-game winless streak in the Premier League in style.

That run includes the Boxing Day trip to Old Trafford when Burnley led 2-0 but had to settle for a point when Jesse Lingard struck in injury time.

But Defour, who scored a sensational free-kick in that game, believes Burnley have nothing to fear from the Red Devils ahead of the return fixture tomorrow.

“It will be a nice game but it’s a difficult one. I think we showed at Old Trafford that we don’t have to fear them. Of course we respect them but I think we have the qualities to hurt them,” the Belgian midfielder said.

“It’s not really revenge but we’ll have the mentality to go out there and win. That will be very important.

“It’s another good test but the Premier League as a whole is a good test. There are no bad teams so we just have to keep on going.”

Defour’s stunning 25-yard strike at Old Trafford reminded United what they were missing.

The 29-year-old was regularly linked with a switch to the Red Devils a decade ago when he was one of Europe’s hottest talents while playing at Standard Liege in his homeland.

Injuries put paid to the chances of a move, despite then United boss Sir Alex Ferguson being a big admirer of his talents, but Defour is delighted to finally be making a Premier League impact with the Clarets.

“They were interested (in signing me) but everything happens for a reason. I’m here at Burnley now and I’m very happy,” he said.

Defour silenced the Stretford End on Boxing Day, becoming the first player to beat David De Gea from outside the box this season.

His pin-point free-kick but the Clarets 2-0 up, but it could have been Johann Berg Gudmundsson taking the free-kick instead.

“I was talking to Johann and he felt good that he could whip it around the wall. I said ‘it is not possible’,” Defour added.

“I wanted to take it because I also felt good. As soon as I touched the ball I knew it was going in.

“That’s what I’ve been told (that De Gea isn’t often beaten from that distance). If you look at his statistics I think he’s only been beaten once from outside the 18-yard box. It was a pretty perfect free kick.

“I think it is (one of proudest moments of my career). There was a lot of pressure on it but I like it when there’s a lot of pressure to perform. It was nice that it was at Old Trafford; there were a lot of people around the world who watch Manchester United’s games.

“I hope we can get the same performance on Saturday but with a better result.”