Paul Pogba's Manchester United debut will be delayed by a week after the Football Association announced he would miss Sunday's game at Bournemouth through suspension.
United secured Pogba's return to Old Trafford to great fanfare earlier this week, signing him from Juventus in an £89million move.
But his second debut for the club will not come on the south coast after the Football Association listed him among four players to be banned for the opening weekend.
The FA used Twitter to say that the ban relates to two yellow cards issued in last season's Coppa Italia. The second card came in the final, which was his last game for Juventus.
The global conspiracy against Mourinho kicking in early https://t.co/iY0cI0bIZC— Larry Ryan (@RyanLarry) August 12, 2016
His debut is now likely to be against Southampton, at Old Trafford, next Friday.
Reaction has been mixed.
These guys think it’s hilarious.
Paul Pogba suspended for United's game at Bournemouth. Presumably for crimes against dancing in his unveiling video. https://t.co/jfKlZiphbr— Tom Williams (@tomwfootball) August 12, 2016
This guy reckons he had a lucky escape from a certain Irish international
This guy reckons the whole thing stinks.
Pogba was booked twice last season in the ITALIAN cup so he's banned in England. That makes no sense!— Jim Stokes (@JimStokes_91) August 12, 2016
And these United fans insist he wouldn’t have started anyway.
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