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Burnley Earn First Point Against Man United

Manchester United continued to struggle at the start of the 2014/15 English Premier League season after playing to a goalless draw against Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday afternoon.

Burnley will rejoice following the result as they picked up their first point of the season.

For United, they continued to struggle in front of goal and only have two points from their opening three league games.

The only positive on the day for the Red Devils was the debit of Angel Di Maria who looked impressive, but unable to make much of an impact due to the poor displays of his teammates around him

Burnley started the better of the two teams on the day and struck the woodwork in the fifth minute courtesy of a David Jones free-kick.

United offered very little in attack in the opening stanza – their best chance came in the 15th minute when Maria slipped Robin Van Persie through on goal, but he was quickly charged down by the keeper.

Ten minutes later David De Gea had to be at his best for United when he acrobatically tipped a 20-yard volley from Jones.

The half ended 0-0.

The second 45 saw united with the majority of the possession, but they struggled to break down a stubborn Burnley defence.

On the hour mark Van Persie came close to finding the back of the net when he met a right wing cross, but his header sailed narrowly wide.

In the 78th minute Rooney had the last decent effort of the match as he met a corner-kick with strong ten-yard header, but his attempt skimmed the wrong side of the crossbar.

Burnley defended like their lives depended on it and picked up a well-deserved point.


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