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

Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal reacts during their English Premier League football match against Burnley at Turf Moor in Burnley. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal reacts during their English Premier League football match against Burnley at Turf Moor in Burnley. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Manchester United's Robin van Persie (right) is challenged by Burnley's Michael Duff during their English Premier League football match at Turf Moor in Burnley. PHOTO: REUTERS
Manchester United's Robin van Persie (right) is challenged by Burnley's Michael Duff during their English Premier League football match at Turf Moor in Burnley. PHOTO: REUTERS
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney reacts after a missed opportunity during their English Premier League football match against Burnley at Turf Moor in Burnley. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Manchester United's Wayne Rooney reacts after a missed opportunity during their English Premier League football match against Burnley at Turf Moor in Burnley. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Manchester United's Angel Di Maria (top) is challenged by Burnley's Dean Marney during their English Premier League football match at Turf Moor in Burnley. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Manchester United's Angel Di Maria (top) is challenged by Burnley's Dean Marney during their English Premier League football match at Turf Moor in Burnley. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

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.

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