LOUIS van Gaal believes his side got dragged into a dogfight against Burnley as Manchester United drew 0-0 at Turf Moor this afternoon.

The Clarets had the better of the first half of the Premier League clash, hitting the bar through David Jones early on.

Manchester United improved after the interval but Van Gaal admitted he was not happy with the result.

“It’s a disappointing result,” the Dutchman said.

“I think that in the first half we did the same as Burnley did, fighting, and I think we have to play the ball against teams like Burnley.

“In the second half we did much better and created many more chances, but then you have to score out of the chances and we didn’t do that.”

Van Gaal handed a debut to £59.7m British record signing Angel Di Maria, but the Argentinian did not make a huge impact and went off after 70 minutes after suffering an injury.

“It was a precaution, it was a kick on his calf,” the manager said.

“It was not the world class player that we have seen, but you cannot expect that because he has to adapt to the English culture and the English way of playing and also to his fellow players.

“His fellow players also have to adapt to his way of playing, and that needs time.”