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FULL-TIME Burnley 0-0 Man Utd. Neither side can make a breakthrough in a tight match at Turf Moor #BURMUN http://t.co/F8l2vogSnB

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That's full-time and a very much deserved point for Burnley, who will perhaps feel unfortunate that they didn't manage to convert any of those very early chances. One supposes that Manchester United will have to feel contented with an away point, really. Thanks for your company this afternoon.
90'+4
Welbeck thinks he's won a corner, but it's a goal kick, and that looks like it's the last chance of the afternoon.
90'+3
Anderson has time and space and plays it directly into the middle of three Burnley players. Cleared.
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Immense clearance from Shackell, booting out Valencia's low ball in.
90'+1
Four minutes of added time.
Burnley Yellow card

Burnley

Man Utd

90'
Free kick from distance, taken by Trippier and just nobody there to get the shot in.
Burnley Substitution
87'
Nonsensically long ball from Anderson, and Welbeck does really well to keep that in. Young has a shot and it's straight into Barnes, who is turning his back and it catches his arm. No way that's deliberate handball.
Manchester United Substitution
86'
Well, that's not a particularly surprising change in these circumstances then.
85'
Mata suddenly pulls up - that looks like a hamstring injury.
83'
Valencia's cross much too heavy from the right there.
82'
Young is working hard here, and putting in the legwork, albeit to little effect as yet.
80'
Young's sparkling run down the left flank gets him past Trippier, and then Mata's shot is simply inexplicable.
Burnley Substitution
78'
The corner reaches the far post and the unmarked Rooney heads down and a yard wide.
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HOW DID £59.7m DI MARIA DO? We noted down everything about Angel Di Maria's #MUFC debut. https://t.co/kPqSGvvUzK http://t.co/4SHwIVo5fn

77'
Valencia's hard cross powers across from the right and it's off Taylor's head for a corner.
Burnley Yellow card

Burnley

Man Utd

75'
Another close free kick from Taylor, dipping and brushing the top of the net.
74'
Free kick to Burnley as Trippier takes a few bruises from Anderson.
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PIC: Fletcher gets his head to the ball ahead of Arfield. A lovely Valencia cross has just evaded Rooney. #MUFClive http://t.co/Jb3jnQEs8X

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And there's Danny Welbeck to see out the final 20 minutes or so.
Manchester United Substitution
73'
Long ball forward towards Rooney, who knocks it down towards Van Persie; Trippier holds him off well.
72'
Not a great one from Anderson, it has to be said.
71'
United are pushing forward more, and a period of pressure results in a corner.
70'
Di Maria's debut comes to a close, and is replaced by Anderson.
Manchester United Substitution
69'
 
Marney is offside but has the shot anyway.
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Free kick, and it eventually falls to Matthew Taylor, whose shot is straight at De Gea.
68'
 
That's a booking for Blackett. Fortunately Ings is OK and can carry on.
67'
And now Danny Ings is down injured after a challenge from Blackett.
66'
Ah, it's just cramp. He jogs back on.
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And Di Maria is down on the ground looking rather pained. "What a waste of money!" sing the Burnley faithful. As he receives some treatment, everyone else takes the chance to have some water.
64'
This has turned into a rather intriguing end-to-end contest.
62'
United asserting themselves a little better now. Valencia looks good down the right, but Mata and Young can't link up effectively.
61'
Weak header from Van Persie, over the bar, but to be fair the cross had little power to it.

59 - Di Maria wins it on the left and Mee's clearance falls to Van Persie. He sees his shot turned off the line by Marney. #ClaretsLIVE

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Chaos! A trip on Di Maria, a shot from Van Persie, away from Marney, and the danger ends for the time being.
59'
Welbeck is warming up on the touchline.
58'
It's long to the back post, but Duff can't get his head to that properly.
57'
Young blocks Marney's cross, and it's a corner to Burnley.
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PHOTO Lukas Jutkiewicz and Phil Jones compete at Turf Moor. It's Burnley 0-0 Man Utd #BURMUN http://t.co/izs6Eh7f1u

56'
Mee has a cheeky pop from the left, but that's always flying wide.
55'
Burnley continue to be tough in midfield, much as United might like to think they're stringing passes together; nothing is being created yet.
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PIC: Wayne Rooney, making his 400th Reds start today, tussles for possession with Danny Ings. #MUFClive http://t.co/AWD2uTIWhL

53'
Chance for Di Maria! Cute little turn and pass from Rooney in the middle of the box, out to Di Maria running in from the left. Corner.
52'
Tough challenge on Di Maria from Duff. No free kick.
51'
More singing echoing round Turf Moor as Burnley continue just as brightly as they ended the first half.
49'
Ings and Taylor combine again, but the latter can't connect with the ball to get the cross in from the left.
47'
Ings' progress towards goal is thwarted by Jones.
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On the break, and Ings flicks the ball from Taylor on towards Jutkiewicz, who can't quite get there.
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Long ball forward towards Van Persie from Di Maria, but Burnley deal with that easily.
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PIC: Ashley Young, who had a penalty appeal turned down before the break, tries to escape Scott Arfield. #MUFClive http://t.co/lcBBlKIUSn

46'
Time for the second half, then, as Sean Dyche jogs out and across the pitch in shirt-sleeves.
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PHOTO: Scott Arfield dispossesses Robin Van Persie after Mata had slipped in the box. #ClaretsLIVE http://t.co/ttAMHwSuhG

#DiMaria under pressure has the technique to find a forward pass or go past opponent with ball + the athleticism to win the race #TopPlayer

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PHOTO: Clarets boss Sean Dyche shakes hands with @ManUtd boss Louis Van Gaal before kick-off. #ClaretsLIVE http://t.co/d0u8pxwAQH

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PHOTO: @scottyarf goes for goal in the first-half as Phil Jones and Antonio Valencia watch on. #ClaretsLIVE http://t.co/xiSTWSgBbE

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HT: Burnley 0 United 0. It's all square but there have been chances at both ends. Plenty to play for. #MUFClive http://t.co/C8qdTcOBNJ

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HALF-TIME Burnley 0-0 Man Utd. Angel di Maria makes his debut, but Burnley have come closest to scoring #BURMUN http://t.co/NYuzI8XdjS

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Half-time. Burnley are the better side and have created more chances - will they rue not converting any of them? And as for Angel Di Maria, he looks excellent, obviously, but doesn't seem like he can fix everything himself.

Fletcher is having to cover so much space with Mata and Di Maria bombing on. Not his natural role and dodgy on a booking

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And that's claimed very easily by Heaton.
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Rooney and Mata look to combine, left with a little too much space, but the Burnley defence close them down quickly. Corner.
45'+1
Into the single minute of added time.
45'
Ings is crowded out in the box by a trio of United defenders led by Valencia.
44'
Young bounces off Trippier in the box - one suspects that had he stood up to him a little bit more, onlookers might be inclined to believe it was a foul.
41'
Free kick to Burnley again as Shackell is fouled by Van Persie attempting to make contact with a long ball forward from the United defence. And Van Gaal thought that Burnley were a long ball side.
39'
Di Maria tears across the park with pace, but Mata's ball in towards Rooney is not good enough.
38'
 
That booking for Fletcher was for a challenge on Ings a few minutes ago, but referee Foy played the advantage at the time.
Manchester United Yellow card

Burnley

Man Utd

37'
The Burnley fans are "Ole!"-ing every single pass now.
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PHOTO Robin van Persie and Michael Duff battle for the ball at Turf Moor. It's Burnley 0-0 Man Utd (36 mins) #BURMUN http://t.co/VFgZU23gl3

35'
Mee's cross from the left wing is swung in much too close to De Gea, who claims.
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Early signs are Angel Di Maria hasn't fixed Manchester United. http://t.co/q4kgXGhYP1

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PIC: Louis van Gaal on the touchline at Burnley with his training physiologist, Jos van Dijk. #MUFClive http://t.co/M4nuU81gxC

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Taylor's corner is floated in, allowing the tension to diffuse a little.
34'
Arfield skins the entire Manchester United defence along the right, and his shot is deflected away for a corner.
31'
Sean Dyche, notebook in hand, is looking pleased with his team so far. Trippier nutmegs Wayne Rooney on the right, and the partisan are gleeful.

29 - Di Maria picks out Rooney who tries to turn it on to Van Persie but Shackell makes a wonderful challenge. #ClaretsLIVE

30'
Good run by Rooney, Van Persie can't quite get his shot lined up, and Burnley get that away too.
29'
Another free kick to Burnley as Mee is brought down on the left wing by Valencia.
27'
Ping-ponging around on the edge of the box, and David Jones forces De Gea to punch that over the bar. Excellent chance.
26'
CHANCE! That Manchester United defence is particularly shaky. Arfield's header from Jutkiewicz's cross from the left is wide.
25'
Fletcher reckons he hasn't fouled Shackell. Free kick to Burnley in the centre circle regardless.
24'
The camera cuts to a yawning Sir Alex Ferguson.
23'
Van Persie fouls his marker, and Burnley begin to build from the back again.
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Manchester United’s one point from their opening two matches is their second-worst points haul from their first two Premier League matches in a season – after they lost the first two games of the 1992/93 season.
21'
Manchester United are looking more dominant now; every Burnley clearance is falling to a white shirt.
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PIC: Di Maria has already shown he’s not afraid of the physical challenge of playing in midfield. #MUFClive http://t.co/2kZUtrzuBE

19'
Oh dear, smart ball in from Di Maria and his colleagues (well, Juan Mata) can merely fall over and fumble in the box.

Dea Gea being forced to play the Neuer role today it seems.

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PHOTO Angel di Maria gets involved in the early stages at Turf Moor. It's Burnley 0-0 Man Utd (18 mins) #BURMUN http://t.co/a8eEM649CL

18'
And again De Gea is quick off his line and out of the box to sweep up a ball that Ings looks likely to grab.
17'
De Gea tries a bit of flashiness on the ball, and manages it with aplomb, turning away from the oncoming Burnley attackers.
16'
Van Persie appeals for a corner, but referee Chris Foy gives a goal kick. He's right to, that bobbled off the striker.

Like how Burnley r getting in Uniteds faces, never understand "parking the bus" Give good players time on the ball they become gr8 players!

15'
And Van Persie on the break with no offside flag (he's level, just) - his shot is charged away by Heaton.
14'
Burnley on the break with no offside flag, but De Gea is in control.
13'
Rooney looks to play Van Persie in, but can't; it falls to Di Maria on the left but his lengthy cross is easily dealt with.
12'
Jones hauls Di Maria to the ground, with a last-ditch effort of grabbing his ankle. Some fine traditional English league tackling there.
11'
Exchange of passes between Van Persie and Mata, allowing Valencia to play a cross in to a packed box. It's out for a throw-in.
9'
Burnley are looking much tougher in midfield than United at the moment, chasing down with energy, and United aren't putting anything together.
8'
Quieter now after that frantic opening. The sun's come out as well.
7'
Louis Van Gaal has a vaguely hunted, haunted look as he sits in the dug-out.
6'
Early ball in from Trippier, looping over the far post, and De Gea is giving his defence a proper rollicking.
5'
Di Maria gets the ball for the first time, greeted with whistling and booing, and he can't play Rooney in.
4'
What's Evans doing? Terrible attempted back pass, leaving De Gea exposed, but Jutkiewicz's shot is saved by the keeper's feet.
3'
SMACK! Right into the bar from David Jones! David De Gea is caught absolutely statuesque.
2'
Trippier hoicks in a strong ball from the right, and in the process of attempting to clear, Jones wrestles Jutkiewicz to the ground. Free kick.
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Horrible touch from Tyler Blackett for his first pass of the afternoon.
1'
We're under way at Turf Moor as Manchester United kick off.
12:42
Applause and flag-waving from the Burnley fans; Manchester United are in white and Di Maria looks either confused or slightly nervous.
12:40
The players are in the tunnel and ready to make their entrance. Rowdy "Who are ya?" chants are in evidence.
12:40
Five minutes to kick-off. Score predictions, anyone?
12:30
Wayne Rooney is one goal short of his 175th in the Premier League. If and when he gets that, he will equal Thierry Henry in third place of the all-time Premier League top scorers list, behind Alan Shearer (260) and Andy Cole (189).
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It looks like Di Maria will play in central midfield alongside Fletcher. What do you think? Let us know on #MUFClive. http://t.co/5TtkwASv7H

12:30
And Burnley’s Ben Mee is making his 100th appearance for Burnley in all competitions. He made his debut for the club in the 2-2 Championship home draw v Watford on August 6th 2011.
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PHOTO Young @BurnleyOfficial fans anticipate the home match against Man Utd. Will they be heading home happy? #BURMUN http://t.co/UYNZLGfMOc

12:25
Juan Mata is making his 100th Premier League career appearance. He has netted seven goals in his 17 Premier League appearances for Man Utd so far, and scored 18 in 82 for Chelsea.
12:20
Sean Dyche says that the degree of difficulty in facing Manchester United has not reduced in any way. "There's a high calibre of players on the team sheet," he points out. In terms of transfers, he is "hopeful" that there will be players coming in, but will have his phone switched off during the game. Fair enough.

Van Gaal: "This match is very important to us. We acknowledge Burnley's qualities - we must win the second ball and play our game." #BURMUN

5 - Burnley have played Man City, Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea and now Man Utd in their last five PL games at Turf Moor. Tough.

12:15
As we approach kick-off, some reading for you: Daley Blind looks set to be en route to Old Trafford after Manchester United and Ajax agreed a transfer fee. https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/premier-league-manchester-united-agree-fee-defender-daley-071026665--sow.html

0 - Robin van Persie has failed to hit any sort of shot in each of his last two PL appearances. Splutter.

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PHOTO @juanmata8 and @ManUtd debutant Angel di Maria arrive at Turf Moor. It's 45 minutes until kick-off #BURMUN http://t.co/nWCZzuYdrR

11 - Angel Di Maria has assisted 11 goals in his last 11 league appearances. Import. #MUFC

Confirmed #BFC subs: Gilks, Ward, Reid, Long, Wallace, Sordell, Barnes. #ClaretsLIVE

Confirmed #BFC starting XI: Heaton; Trippier, Duff, Shackell (c), Mee; Arfield, Jones, Marney, Taylor; Ings, Jutkiewicz. #ClaretsLIVE

United's subs at Turf Moor: Januzaj, Hernandez, Welbeck, James, M. Keane, Anderson, Amos. #MUFCLIVE

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#mufc starting XI: De Gea, Jones, Evans, Blackett, Valencia, Young, Fletcher, Di Maria, Mata, Rooney, van Persie. http://t.co/3hrmnV6NLT

12:10
Louis van Gaal: "We have to win, we have to give results and hopefully we will start at Burnley. We have 10 injuries, one more than last week, because Kagawa has concussion, but a lot will return after the international break and then the problem is solved. I had a conversation with the players after lunch and I said, after this weekend, we shall maybe have another group. Players will go away and others will come in. We have to wait and see (who they are)."
12:10
Sean Dyche: "The word crisis is a bit harsh. I'm certainly not taking them lightly, despite all the opinions about them. I can only go on what I see on the team sheet and it looks like a pretty strong unit of players to me, whatever formation they play. Where do I think Di Maria will play? It would be brilliant if he is on the bench or in the stand. He's a fine player, isn't he? It is very rare that astronomical fees are paid for players who are not at the end of the market. We can't get bogged down with the players we are facing. It's about us and the way we work as a team. It is the team that wins things. Very rarely is it down to individuals."
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Turf Moor looks pitch perfect ahead of #BURMUN. All the build-up to Saturday's first match: http://t.co/dXgAKkgeYe http://t.co/MaqKlFLK6S

12:05
No work permit still for Marcos Rojo so Manchester United will be without the Argentina international. Chris Smalling is out with a groin injury, so expect to see Tyler Blackett, Phil Jones and Jonny Evans in defence again, with Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia the likely wing-backs.
12:05
Burnley manager Sean Dyche expects striker Sam Vokes to be his only absentee due to a long-term knee problem, although he's done some light training this week. Expect recalls for players who were rested in the Capital One Cup defeat to Sheffield Wednesday in midweek, including goalkeeper Tom Heaton, long-serving defender Michael Duff and striker Danny Ings.
12:00
Good afternoon, all, and welcome to our LIVE coverage of Burnley v Manchester United. The hosts will be looking to conclude a thoroughly miserable week for their guests, in which they've spent a heck of a lot of money to little effect. Louis Van Gaal's charges, meanwhile, will want to justify their price tags and their manager's faith in them. That includes Angel di Maria, who starts this afternoon.

Starting Line-ups

Burnley
Manchester United
    • 1
      Tom Heaton
    • 6
      Mee
    • 5
      C
      Shackell
    • 4
      Duff
    • Trippier
    • 15
      Taylor
    • 14
      Jones
    • 8
      Marney
    • 37
      Arfield
    • Ings
    • 19
      Jutkiewicz
Team Manager:  Sean Dyche
    • 20
      van Persie
    • 10
      C
      Rooney
    • 8
      Mata
    • 25
      Antonio Valencia
    • Fletcher
    • 7
      Di María
    • 18
      Young
    • 6
      Evans
    • 4
      Jones
    • 42
      Blackett
    • 1
      de Gea
Team Manager:  Louis Van Gaal
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Tom Heaton 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
B. Mee 0 0 1 3 8 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
K. Trippier 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 90
J. Shackell 0 0 0 1 14 0 0 3 0 0 0 90
M. Duff 0 0 0 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
K. Long 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 81
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. Marney 0 0 0 38 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 90
D. Jones 0 0 2 30 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 90
S. Arfield 0 0 1 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
M. Taylor 0 0 2 19 1 3 2 2 0 0 0 88
R. Wallace 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 81
S. Ward 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 81
S. Reid 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
L. Jutkiewicz 0 0 1 22 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 90
M. Sordell 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 81
D. Ings 0 0 0 19 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 78
A. Barnes 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
D. de Gea 0 3 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
P. Jones 0 0 0 3 9 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
J. Evans 0 0 0 4 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
T. Blackett 0 0 0 2 7 0 2 0 1 0 0 90
Michael Keane 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 81
R. James 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 81
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Antonio Valencia 0 0 0 61 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 90
A. Young 0 0 0 33 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 90
D. Fletcher 0 0 0 51 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 90
Á. Di María 0 0 0 33 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 70
Anderson 0 0 0 17 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 20
A. Januzaj 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
W. Rooney 0 0 1 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
J. Mata 0 0 1 40 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 87
J. Hernández 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 81
R. van Persie 0 0 3 14 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 73
D. Welbeck 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 17
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