Norwich City boss Paul Lambert says there's no reason to be down after their loss to Manchester United.

Despite the defeat, Norwich remain comfortable in eighth place with 35 points.

Lambert has guided the Norfolk club back up among the elite from the depths of npower League One, which puts the valiant performance against United into perspective.

"Two years ago we were playing Oldham. Now we are something like 60 places better off, so that's how far we have come," Lambert said.

"As disappointed as I am with the result against United, we gave it a right good go. This team have shown again they are strong enough to pull each other through."