Pogba ruled out of United opener with suspension

Date published: Friday 12th August 2016 1:03

Paul Pogba Manchester United

Paul Pogba has been ruled out of Manchester United’s Premier League season opener against Bournemouth with a suspension.

Pogba rejoined United from Juventus this week in a world-record £89million deal, and was expected to feature in some way against Bournemouth on Sunday.

However, the FA have revealed that the midfielder, who left United as a free agent in 2012, is suspended for the clash.

They released a graphic on Twitter stating that four players were banned for their club’s games this weekend, with 23-year-old Pogba among them.

Teammate Chris Smalling was also among the quartet, as was Mousa Dembele and Robert Huth.

Confusion then arose as Pogba did not feature in a single Premier League game in his first stint at United, and therefore the ban could not have been one that was carried over.

However, the FA clarified that the Frenchman’s ban is one carried over from the Coppa Italia.

Pogba received a yellow card for Juventus in the cup final victory over AC Milan in May, and so will not be available against Bournemouth.

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