• Di Maria plays for 70 minutes on United debut
  • Van Gaal still without a win as United manager
  • Burnley's first 0-0 draw in 41 Premier League games
  • United agree fee for Ajax defender Daley Blind

Louis van Gaal remains without a win as Manchester United manager as £59.7m British record buy Angel Di Maria failed to inspire their first victory of the season at Burnley.

Sean Dyche's Premier League newcomers fully deserved their point - and were the better side in spells after seeing David Jones strike the bar with an early free-kick.

United, who agreed a £13.8m deal for Ajax's versatile Netherlands international Daley Blind before kick-off, showed little sign of getting to grips with Van Gaal's methods and new system as they were uninspired in the face of Burnley's organisation and spirit.

Man Utd did not do enough - Van Gaal

Di Maria showed touches of class before going off with cramp 20 minutes before the end but there was a further injury concern for United and Van Gaal as Juan Mata then limped off with a hamstring injury.

The presence of Di Maria only underlined the different financial world these two clubs operate in - with the fee paid to prise the Argentina international from Real Madrid outstripping the £45m spent by Burnley in their 132-year history.

There was little difference between the two sides in these 90 minutes and United now have only two points from what they would have regarded as a favourable opening three games of the season.

Dave Jones

Former Manchester United midfielder David Jones has only scored one league goal for Burnley but almost doubled his tally with an early free-kick which hit the bar

Van Gaal remained rooted to his seat in the dug-out, clutching a clipboard for the entire game and there was little urgency on the field either as United struggled for inspiration.

Robin van Persie's shot was cleared off the line by Dean Marney and referee Chris Foy ignored late appeals for a penalty when Ashley Barnes blocked Ashley Young's shot.

Good signs for Burnley - Dyche

Burnley may not have repeated the win Robbie Blake's goal gave them in this fixture in 2009 but this result could prove just as vital in terms of adding self-belief. On this evidence, a first victory will not be long in coming.

For United, with the scale of their ambition, the concerns are greater and time is running out for Van Gaal to add the quality that is clearly desperately required.

The favoured three-man defensive system does not look safe in the hands of Jonny Evans and Phil Jones - youngster Tyler Blackett can be excused - and Van Gaal must hope Marcos Rojo's work permit issues are swiftly resolved.

In Van Gaal's defence, he is currently without summer signings Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera through injury and they would surely have put some sort of gloss on this insipid performance.

Angel Di Maria

Angel Di Maria made no tackles on his Manchester United debut but was heavily involved during his 70 minutes on the pitch

With suggestions that the Blind signing may be United's last before the close of the window, there remain real concerns about the lack of an authoritative midfield presence, with Van Gaal reduced to using Anderson as a substitute when he clearly has no place in his future plans.

United's team has an unbalanced look as Van Gaal attempts to find places for what seems a surfeit of similar players - with little time to address this problem.

Burnley swiftly exposed the deficiencies in the three-man defensive system Van Gaal is attempting to integrate, Jones striking the bar with a free-kick and United keeper David de Gea having to race off his line to block from Lukas Jutkiewicz.

Di Maria showed flashes of the quality that persuaded United to part with such a fee with a neat pass into van Persie that brought a fine block from Burnley's former United reserve keeper Tom Heaton. Otherwise this was once again an undistinguished performance.

Burnley, perhaps understandably, went into retreat as the game moved on but there was never any suggestion they would come under the sort of siege that was United's trademark in previous years.

Their fans were delighted with a point at the final whistle but United's supporters will regard this result as resembling the current condition of their team - namely not good enough.

Burnley manager Sean Dyche: "I thought we were very productive in the first half. In the second half we started very brightly and as the game wore on they began to control it better and we just got on the back foot a little bit.

"Overall we are happy with a point. We can't be greedy, they're a very good side.

"I don't think there's a lack or organisation or energy to the team. It's that quality in the final third that wins you games and we were close again today."

BBC Match of the Day reaction

"There is no hiding from the fact that Manchester United are not playing well at the moment. With the team they had out, they still had enough to beat Burnley but at the moment it is still work in progress" - Former Manchester United, Everton and England midfielder Phil Neville. On 3-5-2 formation: "I am not convinced. It is spreading nervousness through the back three."

Robin van Persie and Burnley defender Michael Duff

Burnley defender Michael Duff celebrated the 500th league appearance of his career by helping Burnley keep a clean sheet in their first 0-0 draw in 41 Premier League games

Scott Arfielda nd Robin van Persie

Midfielder Scott Arfield remains Burnley's only goalscorer so far this season

Manchester United coaching staff at Turf Moor

Louis van Gaal managed Ajax in a friendly at Turf Moor in 1992 and won 1-0 on that occasion

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (5)

Burnley

  • 01 Heaton
  • 02 Trippier
  • 06 Mee
  • 04 Duff
  • 05 Shackell
  • 15 Taylor (Reid - 88' Booked )
  • 08 Marney Booked
  • 37 Arfield
  • 14 Jones
  • 19 Jutkiewicz
  • 10 Ings (Barnes - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 07 Wallace
  • 17 Sordell
  • 18 Reid
  • 22 Gilks
  • 23 Ward
  • 28 Long
  • 30 Barnes

Manchester United

  • 01 de Gea
  • 04 Jones
  • 42 Blackett Booked
  • 06 Evans
  • 07 Di María (Anderson - 70' )
  • 24 Fletcher Booked
  • 18 Young
  • 25 A Valencia
  • 20 van Persie (Welbeck - 73' )
  • 10 Rooney
  • 08 Mata (Januzaj - 87' )

Substitutes

  • 11 Januzaj
  • 14 Hernández
  • 19 Welbeck
  • 28 Anderson
  • 38 Keane
  • 40 Amos
  • 41 James
Ref: Chris Foy
Att: 21,099

Match Stats

Shots

9 7

On target

3 2

Corners

3 6

Fouls

10 14

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Burnley 0, Manchester United 0.

90:00 +4:15 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Burnley 0, Manchester United 0.

89:22 Booking

Booking Steven Reid (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

89:18

Danny Welbeck (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

89:18

Foul by Steven Reid (Burnley).

88:30

Foul by Tyler Blackett (Manchester United).

88:30

Lukas Jutkiewicz (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

87:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Steven Reid replaces Matthew Taylor.

86:35

Attempt blocked. Ashley Young (Manchester United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Phil Jones.

86:02 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Manchester United. Adnan Januzaj replaces Juan Mata because of an injury.

85:42

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Ben Mee.

81:04

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Ben Mee.

80:01

Attempt missed. Juan Mata (Manchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Danny Welbeck.

77:59 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Burnley. Ashley Barnes replaces Danny Ings.

77:27

Attempt missed. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Anderson with a cross following a corner.

77:01

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Matthew Taylor.

75:58 Booking

Booking Dean Marney (Burnley) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

75:54

Ashley Young (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

75:54

Foul by Dean Marney (Burnley).

74:21

Attempt missed. Matthew Taylor (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

73:28

Foul by Anderson (Manchester United).

73:28

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

72:36 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Manchester United. Danny Welbeck replaces Robin van Persie.

72:17

Foul by Robin van Persie (Manchester United).

72:17

Kieran Trippier (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:23

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Matthew Taylor.

70:13

Darren Fletcher (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:13

Foul by Lukas Jutkiewicz (Burnley).

69:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Manchester United. Anderson replaces Ángel Di María because of an injury.

68:51

Offside, Burnley. Kieran Trippier tries a through ball, but Dean Marney is caught offside.

68:01

Attempt saved. Matthew Taylor (Burnley) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Scott Arfield.

67:06 Booking

Booking Tyler Blackett (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

66:23

Foul by Tyler Blackett (Manchester United).

66:23

Danny Ings (Burnley) wins a free kick on the right wing.

65:00

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

64:22

Delay in match Ángel Di María (Manchester United) because of an injury.

60:09

Attempt missed. Robin van Persie (Manchester United) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Darren Fletcher.

58:27

Attempt blocked. Robin van Persie (Manchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

57:06

Phil Jones (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

57:06

Foul by Michael Duff (Burnley).

56:36

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Ashley Young.

55:18

Attempt missed. Ben Mee (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Danny Ings.

52:01

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Kieran Trippier.

52:00

Attempt blocked. Ángel Di María (Manchester United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Wayne Rooney.

47:46

Ángel Di María (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

47:46

Foul by Danny Ings (Burnley).

45:00

Second Half begins Burnley 0, Manchester United 0.

45:00 +1:05 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Burnley 0, Manchester United 0.

45:00 +0:22

Corner, Manchester United. Conceded by Jason Shackell.

43:35

Foul by Phil Jones (Manchester United).

43:35

Lukas Jutkiewicz (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:48

Juan Mata (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

42:48

Foul by Danny Ings (Burnley).

41:37

Foul by Robin van Persie (Manchester United).

41:37

Jason Shackell (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

37:33 Booking

Booking Darren Fletcher (Manchester United) is shown the yellow card.

37:27

Foul by Robin van Persie (Manchester United).

37:27

Matthew Taylor (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

35:58

Juan Mata (Manchester United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

35:58

Foul by Matthew Taylor (Burnley).

33:39

Hand ball by Matthew Taylor (Burnley).

33:03

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by Phil Jones.

33:01

Attempt blocked. Scott Arfield (Burnley) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieran Trippier.

29:58

Offside, Burnley. Dean Marney tries a through ball, but Matthew Taylor is caught offside.

29:22

Foul by Juan Mata (Manchester United).

29:22

Jason Shackell (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

28:26

Foul by Antonio Valencia (Manchester United).

28:26

Ben Mee (Burnley) wins a free kick on the left wing.

26:47

Corner, Burnley. Conceded by David de Gea.

26:44

Attempt saved. David Jones (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

25:21

Attempt missed. Scott Arfield (Burnley) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lukas Jutkiewicz with a cross.

24:39

Foul by Darren Fletcher (Manchester United).

24:39

Danny Ings (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

22:48

Foul by Robin van Persie (Manchester United).

22:48

Jason Shackell (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:44

Offside, Manchester United. Robin van Persie tries a through ball, but Wayne Rooney is caught offside.

17:51

Attempt blocked. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Burnley) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Scott Arfield.

17:23

Foul by Antonio Valencia (Manchester United).

17:23

David Jones (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

14:32

Attempt saved. Robin van Persie (Manchester United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ángel Di María with a through ball.

11:27

Ángel Di María (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

11:27

Foul by David Jones (Burnley).

3:29

Attempt saved. Lukas Jutkiewicz (Burnley) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

3:02

Juan Mata (Manchester United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

3:02

Foul by Ben Mee (Burnley).

2:56

David Jones (Burnley) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

2:00

Foul by Phil Jones (Manchester United).

2:00

Lukas Jutkiewicz (Burnley) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

1:28

Foul by Jonny Evans (Manchester United).

1:28

Matthew Taylor (Burnley) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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