By Matabo Manala
23-year old French footballer Paul Pogba will not feature in the AFC Bournemouth v Manchester United match as he serves his suspension he received when he played for Juventus in the Italian Cup against Inter Milan and A.C. Milan, as stated the Football Association on Friday.
He received his suspension by picking up the first yellow card in the semi-final against Inter Milan and in the final against A.C. Milan which meant that he could not play his next match irrespective of the football club he will plays with.
The ex-Juventus player returns back to Old Trafford with the Manchester United paying a fee of £89 million (R1.55 billion). José Mourinho has stated that he was not going to even put him in the squad lineup for Sunday’s game as he (Paul Pogba) has just returned back from holiday and that he has planned who will be in the lineup for Bournemouth which did not include the record-breaking signee.
The Frenchman is not the only player to not play their first match fixture as his new teammate Chris Smalling, Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Dembele and Leicester City’s defender Robert Huth are the other players that will have to serve their suspension for this weekend’s opening matches of the 2016/17 Premier League.