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Manchester United play like non-league team, says Dan Burn

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Fulham defender Dan Burn has heaped more pressure on Manchester United boss David Moyes by likening United's approach to a non-league side.

The 21-year-old centre-back starred for Fulham during their 2-2 draw against United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

United's relentless approach to crossing the ball led to 81 attempts at the weekend, and Burn said he hasn't need to head the ball as often since his days in the Conference with Darlington.

"I was just saying to the lads that I've never headed that many balls since the Conference," Burn said as reported by the Daily Mirror.

"At the end of the day I'm happy for them to play like that. We knew that we were going to defend our box well.

"We were going to keep our back four quite narrow so that we were between the goal and the wingers were going to look after the wide men.

"We've been working on that in training. I thought it worked well. They've had plenty of crosses, loads of chances and stuff but the second goal was quite lucky. I always felt we had something left."

United toiled to an underwhelming 2-2 draw against the relegation strugglers. Despite falling a goal down, they battled back with two goals in a minute in the second half only for a stoppage time Darren Bent equaliser to level the scores.

And despite the presence of Wayne Rooney, Robin Van Persie, Juan Mata and a host of other talented attackers, United persevered with their regular mode of attack - down the flanks.

The defending Premier League champions flung cross after cross into the box, but the 6ft-7in Burn - alongside his teammates - ably kept them at bay just enough to secure a valuable point.

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