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Football: Di Maria unable to solve van Gaal's problems as United's winless run continues

Published on Aug 30, 2014 10:08 PM

LONDON (AFP) - British-record signing Angel di Maria was unable to inspire Manchester United to victory on his debut as they drew 0-0 at Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday.

A £59.7 million (S$123.7 million) acquisition from Real Madrid, di Maria started the game, but despite some probing passes and darting runs, he could not illuminate United's path to goal against Sean Dyche's promoted side.

Having seen his team beaten by Swansea City and held by Sunderland before being humiliated 4-0 by third-tier Milton Keynes Dons in the League Cup, new United manager Louis van Gaal has now gone four competitive games without recording a win.