United fans react on Twitter to Juan Mata's performance against Burnley

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Juan Mata failed to score or create a chance for a teammate in Manchester United's 0-0 draw with Burnley.

Manchester United play-maker Juan Mata failed to inspire his side to a victory over Burnley on Saturday, as Louis van Gaal continued his search for a first competitive win.

Gone are the heady days of pre-season, when United fans saw a free-flowing brand of football and a new formation that prompted victories over the likes of Real Madrid, Roma and Liverpool.

Now the Old Trafford faithful are back to watching the worryingly familiar struggles that surfaced last season, with long-balls and misplaced crosses about the best their attacking players can muster as victories continue to allude them.

United will get better; there is no doubt about that. But van Gaal has already warned that it will take three months for the club to be playing as he wants them to. So in the short-term it is up to the likes of Mata to keep them in touch with the title-contenders already threatening to cast the Dutchmen's men adrift.

Against Burnley, Mata impressed in terms of passing accuracy, with a fantastic 97.44% success rate,  And yet he failed to create a scoring attempt for a teammate despite touching the ball 48 times.  He also only managed five forward passes and just one (off-target) scoring attempt.

  Key PassTotal Scoring AttemptOn-target Scoring AttemptTouchesFwd PassPass AccuracyMins
Juan Mata 0 1 0 48 5 97.44 87

The Spanish international will have to do much better if he wants to keep his place in a side desperate for creativity, especially following the arrival of British-record signing Angel Di Maria.

After the match, we took to Twitter to see what United fans made of Mata's performance, and it is fair to say the majority were not impressed.

Below you can read a selection of what we found:

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