The Red Devils struggled to create many clear-cut chances at Turf Moor as Robin van Persie tested the Clarets goalkeeper, whilst Burnley midfielder David Jones hit the crossbar.
Here is the best of the Twitter reaction from the professionals, past and present, in chronological order to another poor United performance.
Ajax and Dutch winger Ryan Babel (@Ryanbabel) look to help Darren Fletcher come to term with Van Gaal’s tactics: “Fletcher needs to be more on the move in that position.. That’s why the defenders having a hard time to build up.. #DutchTactics”
United great Gary Neville (@GNev2) discusses Angel di Maria: “A United player v a non united player is so obvious when you watch this game! Di Maria pass forward / run forward at speed! He will do well”
England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) doesn’t even consider United to be ordinary any more: “I think, in hindsight, I should issue an apology. Last week I said that MUFC were ordinary. I was clearly wrong. For that I am truly sorry!”
Ex-United man Alan Tonge (@Alan_Tonge) is furious with the performance of Van Gaal’s players: “Any chance of anyone stepping up and showing a bit of courage? There’s so many players hiding in our team it’s frightening.”
Former United defender Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) wants to see Danny Welbeck partnering Wayne Rooney up front: “Welbeck could well make a difference now with his pace up top. Him and Rooney work well together.”
Dutch legend Ruud Gullit (@GullitR) feels sorry for his compatriot: “Another difficult press conference is waiting for #louisvangaal after another poor performance by @ManUtd”
Celebrity Manchester City fan JasonManford (@JasonManford) can’t resist a funny dig: “Always nice when you see an underdog do well & grab a draw against the run of play. So hats off to Man United, I’m 100% that you’ll stay up.”
Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler (@Robbie9Fowler) is critical of Van Gaal: “I like Van Gaal… But he needs to start showing respect after games to other managers.. Did it midweek, decided to sit today”
Former United striker Michael Owen ([email protected]) wonders when Van Gaal will give up with his 3-5-2 formation: “How long before Van Gaal reverts back to 4-4-1-1? Players can’t get to grips with 3-5-2. When your back is against the wall, why wouldn’t you just match up with your opponents? Player for player, United are better so the simplest way to go is to match up man for man. As it was, Burnley’s system worked better than United’s and it’s another 2 points dropped.”
Finally, ex-Liverpool striker Don Hutchison (@donhutch4) gives an honest assessment of Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Darren Fletcher: “Just done the Man Utd game. Can’t remember the last time they played without a right winger/centre mid and a captain… 3 of them awful today”
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