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Ángel di Marías strong debut cannot mask Manchester Uniteds depth issues

The record British signing played well at Turf Moor, but his substitution proved that areas of the squad are still threadbare
Turf Moor match report: Burnley 0-0 Manchester United

Perhaps the most memorable moment of Ángel di Marías Manchester United debut came on 69 minutes. When the digital board went up to show his No7, it was Anderson who entered as the substitute to replace the clubs headline signing.

The incongruity of taking off the £59.7m British transfer record holder a precautionary measure after he was kicked on the calf, said Louis van Gaal for a player United are desperate to offload was fitting. This is the territory the 20-times champions currently occupy.

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