Tony Mowbray insists West Brom will not suffer from an Old Trafford hangover when they face Hull on Saturday.
Albion were handed a lesson in finishing by Manchester United last weekend when they were beaten 4-0 after holding out for almost an hour. But Mowbray is confident it will not have left any lasting scars on his players.
"To be honest I think there were only positives to come out of that game," he said. "Yes, we were disappointed to lose 4-0 but the players realised how well they did for long spells of the match."
He added: "I think they took a lot of confidence from, first and foremost, knowing you could frustrate United with our ability to keep the ball off them at times and to defend as well as we did.
"The disappointment would be that we have got to improve on getting into areas to attack the best teams.
"That is easier said than done as not many teams can get enough players past the ball when you are playing United to threaten their goal too often.
"I thought the players gave a good account of themselves and if anything the result was a little bit harsh. But that is football and Manchester United are in the flow at the moment.
"Celtic found that as well when they played in the Champions League."
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