Manchester United 0, Burnley 0

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If Tom Heaton wasn't knocking on Gareth Southgate's door for a first England start before, he'll certainly be banging it down with an almighty force now.

The Clarets skipper was in phenomenal form at Old Trafford to frustrate Jose Mourinho's Manchester United

Andre Gray returned to the side for the draw at Old Trafford

Andre Gray returned to the side for the draw at Old Trafford

The 30-year-old goalkeeper has only made a cameo appearance for the Three Lions, in a friendly against Australia in the summer, but his impressive performances surely deserve rewarding on the international stage.

Following his heroics at St Mary's, albeit in defeat against Southampton, where he denied former team-mate Charlie Austin with a save likened to that of Gordon Banks to thwart Pele in the 1970 World Cup, Heaton was at it again.

On his return to his old stomping ground, the one-time Red Devils trainee was formidable from start to finish.

In fact, just 24 seconds had elapsed at the Theatre of Dreams when he was first called upon. Summer signing Zlatan Ibrahimovic had the first sight of goal, but Heaton was well positioned to save.

Soon after, Juan Mata benefited from a wonderfully incisive passage of play from United, involving Marcus Rashford and Ibrahimovic, but the Spaniard couldn't find a way past the Clarets stopper.

He wasn't needed to deal with Ibrahimovic's wayward volley, but Heaton was required to be alert to the Swede's next opportunity.

Mata's piercing pass slipped the striker through goal side of Michael Keane but the keeper was quick off his line, spread himself well, and saved with a strong left hand.

The shot count was accumulating at a rapid pace and after Sam Vokes drilled wide from outside the box the hosts probed again.

United's build up play was beautifully penetrative at times, as you'd expect with some of the fortune spent on the names within the XI, and Mata was the next of those to be foiled when trading passes with Ibrahimovic.

After Ander Herrera picked up his first booking for a reckless challenge on Dean Marney, the Clarets went close when Michael Keane glanced Johann Berg Gudmundsson's corner wide of the upright.

Gudmundsson also tested United's number one, arrowing a strike in to the goalkeeper's midriff after Marcos Rojo had diverted Stephen Ward's cross in to his path.

Heaton had made the most saves in the top flight, with 46, going in to today's fixture. And he'll be some way clear of his rivals now with this latest display.

The next was just as impressive, throwing himself to his right hand side to tip Jesse Lingard's header around the upright when the ball looked destined for the top corner.

And the piece de resistance of the first half, flicking Paul Pogba's piledriver over the bar.

Scott Arfield had a superb chance to punish United's profligacy early in the second half but cushioned Keane's header over the bar.

United resumed their dominance but no matter which avenue they tried they hit a cul-de-sac in Heaton.

Mata cut inside on to his left boot, only to be denied again with an effort from just inside the box. And the former Chelsea forward was denied by Heaton from close range, with the man of the match improvising marvelously to stop the shot from Ibrahimovic's pass with an out-stretched leg.

After showing shades of Banks against the Saints, Heaton would then produce a stunning save that drew comparison's to United legend Peter Schmeichel.

Ibrahimovic looked certain to score his first goal in six games when the ball broke for him inside the penalty area, but Heaton threw everything at the shot to narrow the angle and block the striker's acrobatic attempt, picking up an injury in the process.

Even when Heaton was beaten, the woodwork came to the Clarets' rescue. Mata clipped the outside of the post with a sweet shot on the turn and shortly afterwards Ibrahimovic's looping header came back off the bar.

With boss Mourinho already in the stands - a result of a heated discussion with referee Mark Clattenburg surrounding a penalty appeal involving Lingard in the first half - United were reduced to 10 men on the field with 20 minutes remaining.

Herrera, already booked, was shown a second yellow card when once again making Marney the victim of an uncontrolled challenge.

Ashley Barnes, on his return from a lengthy spell on the sidelines with injury, almost made his mark from the bench when his glancing header had De Gea scrambling to his post but the effort whistled wide.

Mourinho, noting his orders on a scrap piece of paper from the stands, introduced Wayne Rooney, Marouane Fellaini and Memphis Depay in an attempt to force a breakthrough. However, the visitors were having none of it.

Daley Blind and Luke Shaw went close while Ibrahimovic somehow failed to convert when Pogba's cross dropped invitingly for him at the back post.

Then, to finish things off, Rooney swept Blind's set-piece over the bar after pulling away from his marker.

Sean Dyche's side were forced to endure five minutes of time added on but they stayed resolute to claim their first point on the road this season.