LiveMATCHDAY LIVE: Burnley v Manchester United

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Van Gaal: "I think in the first half we didn't play the passing game that we did much better in the second half."


Louis van Gaal: "I think we were the stronger team, certainly in the second half."


Dyche: "It's the first point on the board and that's important."


Dyche: "There were good pockets of play and chances but overall we're happy with a point."


Sean Dyche: "We were extremely productive in the first half, as the game went on they started to shift the ball better."


Jones: "Hopefully we can kick on now and take something from the first three games in the Premier League. We're enjoying it."


David Jones: "It was nice to finally get a point on the board today. I don't think I've had a result against United since I left the club."


And that's full time: Burnley 0 Manchester United 0. Very creditable performance by the Clarets, who get a standing ovation from the home fans.


United pushing forward but Burnley defending well, almost full time now.


Four minutes added on.


Reid booked for halting Welbeck's run.


United appeal for penalty for handball as Barnes blocks Young's shot, but referee waves play on. Burnley sub on 88: Reid for Taylor.


Scott Arfield has been announced as the man of the match. Shackell has been outstanding as well I think. United sub: Januzaj for Mata.


Reid getting ready to come on for Burnley.


Mata with a wild shot over the bar for United. 'You're not Robbie Blake' sing the Burnley fans. United have had the better of this second half though.


Burnley sub on 79: Ashley Barnes for Ings. Welbeck had come on for Van Persie for United. Still 0-0.


Welbeck getting ready to come on for United.


The end of Angel Di Maria after 70 minutes, to cheers from the Burnley fans, Anderson comes on in his place.


Taylor with a low shot straight at De Gea from Arfield's pass.


Blackett booked for a foul on Ings.


Di Maria is down injured, boos from the crowd as the physio comes on.


Van Persie now heads over from Fletcher's deep cross, United starting to get a bit of momentum.


Dean Marney off the line to deny Van Persie.



£30,000 Michael Duff with a fine tackle to dispossess £59.7m Angel Di Maria.


Second half is underway.


Bertie's had it easy with that challenge though, the massive bee suit probably reduces the impact somewhat...


Bertie Bee does the ice bucket challenge on the pitch, after being nominated by Deepdale Duck...


Lord Sugar's half time assessment...


Robbie Blake getting a hero's reception as the half time guest, five years after scoring the winner against United.


The stats say 58 per cent possession for United, but Burnley have had 6 shots to 1.


And that's half time, Burnley 0 Manchester United 0. Burnley being applauded off, they've had the better of this game so far.


Shackell has defended very well so far, although there's always danger when United attack.


The good news for Ashley Young though is that he doesn't seem to have been attacked by any birds so far today. That's always a plus.


Ashley Young goes over in the box, not for the first time in his career. The challenge was from Kieran Trippier but the referee wasn't interested.


Fletcher booked for a pull-back on Ings, Chris Foy allowed play to go on and then went back to book the Scot.


United started to get agitated by Burnley's closing down in midfield.


Di Maria is getting some stick from the home fans, chants of 'What a waste of money' from the Longside after a misplaced fan.


David Jones forced another good save out of De Gea, then Trippier nutmegged England captain Wayne Rooney. That will get Roy Hodgson's attention.


Arfield with a great run and shot deflected wide.


Arfield with a header wide from Jutkiewicz's smart cross.


Chance for United but Mata slips as he prepares to shoot from a good position.


Having said that, a fine deep pass from Di Maria plays in Van Persie, who controls on his chest but sees his shot saved by Tom Heaton, who stood up well.


Di Maria with a cross that Ben Mee deals with easily. Seems £59.7m doesn't get you a better crosser than Kieran Trippier.


Sean Dyche is prowling the touchline at the moment, Van Gaal is sat in the dugout seemingly making notes. Can't be too happy with his side's start.


David Jones snaps at the ankle of Angel Di Maria. The Argentinian wins a foul but probably isn't too used to that sort of closing down.


Elsewhere today Henri Lansbury has scored for Nottingham Forest in their Championship fixture at Sheffield Wednesday. He signed a new deal at Forest after Burnley had a bid turned down recently.


Some boos from the Burnley fans for United's new boy Di Maria, who has used the ball pretty well if unspectacularly in the opening stages.


United are all over the place defensively here.


Burnley have made a great start here, United look short of confidence.

Jutkiewiicz's chance came after intercepting an awful backpass from Evans, who made a bad error at MK Dons in midweek too. De Gea was out to close the angle and block though.


His curling effort dipped over the wall against his old club, De Gea was nowhere near it. Another chance now as Jutkiewicz is denied by De Gea!


Early free kick to Burnley just outside the area, and David Jones hits the bar!


No surprises in the Burnley formation and as expected Di Maria is playing in the central midfield three for United alongside Fletcher and Mata. Valencia is right wing back, Young on the left.


We are underway, United in white shirts today.


This game is a sell-out and the new press box is officially full today, not a seat left to be had. I'm told it's the biggest press attendance Turf Moor has ever seen.


The teams are out on the pitch at Turf Moor.


Teams getting ready in the tunnel at Turf Moor.


Alastair Campbell and former FA chief David Davies among those taking their seats in the director's box too.


Michael Carrick, the man who had a penalty saved by Brian Jensen in Burnley's 1-0 win five years ago, is watching on from the director's box today. He's currently out injured.


Paddy Crerard is among those watching on today from Turf Moor's new extended press box.


Looks like Lord Sugar is one of the millions watching this game today. He's tweeted: "Burnley v Man U has to be a must win game for Van Gaal. I can think what would happen if they lose."


The rain is coming down at Turf Moor, brollies up during the advert breaks for the BT pundits, although back down again when they're live on air.


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


Both teams are out on the pitch warming up and the BT Sport team are pitchside, presenter Jake Humphrey with pundits Michael Owen, Steve McManaman and former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes.


United team sheetThis Is Lancashire:


The official Burnley team sheet.This Is Lancashire:


And the view from the press room as Louis van Gaal arrived.This Is Lancashire:


Wayne Rooney and pals are here too.This Is Lancashire:


Angel Di Maria arrives at Turf Moor a few minutes ago.This Is Lancashire:


United subs: Amos, James, Keane, Anderson, Hernandez, Welbeck, Januzaj.

Bacup-born defender Reece James, from a Burnley supporting family, is on the bench for United.


Burnley subs: Gilks, Long, Ward, Reid, Wallace, Barnes, Sordell.


So United hand a debut to their new £59.7m British transfer record signing Angel Di Maria.


Burnley team as expected: Heaton, Trippier, Duff, Shackell, Mee, Arfield, Marney, Jones, Taylor, Ings, Jutkiewicz. 

United: De Gea, Jones, Evans, Blackett, Valencia, Mata, Fletcher, Di Maria, Young, Rooney, Van Persie.


Welcome to Turf Moor for this afternoon's big match against Manchester United.

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2:38pm Sat 30 Aug 14

A Darener says...

Defended well. Lucky not to concede pen. Up and running. But long way to go.
Defended well. Lucky not to concede pen. Up and running. But long way to go. A Darener
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2:39pm Sat 30 Aug 14

BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions says...

Played four. Still no win. Still no goals. Still in the relegation one. Dyche out?
Played four. Still no win. Still no goals. Still in the relegation one. Dyche out? BRFC:ThePeoplesChampions
  • Score: -9
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