Manchester United’s world-record signing Paul Pogba is suspended for the club’s opening Premier League game against Bournemouth on Sunday.
The suspension, revealed by the Football Association, relates to a ban incurred while at former club Juventus.
“He was booked twice in last season’s Coppa Italia, which results in a one-game ban,” said the FA. “This has been transferred to England.”
The £89m signing was already a doubt because of a lack of match fitness.
His first game for the club following his return could now be on Friday, 22 August against Southampton.
Bournemouth winger Junior Stanislas will also miss the game because of a hernia problem.
Cherries defender Tyrone Mings is not ready to return from a cruciate ligament injury, but club record £15m signing Jordan Ibe is among the new recruits likely to play.
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