Graham Potter wants Albion to take heart from their second-half efforts against Manchester United.

But the head coach admits they were not good enough with the ball in their 3-0 defeat at the Amex.

Albion will turn thoughts to Saturday’s trip to Norwich after losing to a classy United side.

Mason Greenwood’s opener was followed by goals either side of half-time by man of the match Bruno Fernandes, who had earlier hit the post.

But Albion were unlucky not to reduce arrears.

Potter said: “I thought our response was really good.

“Our collective attitude and our ability to stay in the game against a really good team - probably as good a team as we have played this year.

“They really test you from a defensive perspective and have got some really good players.

“But our lads stuck at it and I thought in the second half we actually started quite well.

“Then the third goal was on the transition and that killed the game.

“In the first half we were maybe not as good in the ball as we like to be.

“We were a bit driven back and we found it too hard for us in the first half.

“The second half was a lot of positives and we can move forward.”