Date: 13th August 2016 at 5:38pm
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As Manchester United prepares to open their 2016 / 2017 Premier League campaign with a trip to take on AFC Bournemouth we`ve taken a look into the record and form books.

Here are a few stats for you to mull over:-

Manchester United head off to the south coast having not won away to Bournemouth on the last four visits, losing two and drawing two, last season in the corresponding fixture Manchester United lost 2-1.

? Bournemouth will be hoping to end a run of form that saw them finish last season winning just one of their last eight games, drawing one but losing the other six.

? Last season Bournemouth played five times on a Sunday and lost all five games.

? When it comes to opening fixtures of a Premier League season, Manchester United invariably do well, United have won fifteen of the last twenty-four.

? But when it comes to losing opening games Manchester United have lost five of the previously mentioned twenty-four, four of those have been away from home.

? Jose Mourinho has yet to lose an opening fixture in the Premier League, winning six and drawing one.

? If you have a tendency to have a bet on match day, you could do worse than have one on Wayne Rooney to score. The striker has scored six times in opening fixtures, the most of any current Premier League player.