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Manchester United’s Paul Pogba Suspended For Bournemouth Opener, Why?

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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.

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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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