FA suspends Pogba, Smalling for opening weekend

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After all the build up to Manchester United’s most recent high-profile acquisition, Jose Mourinho will have to hold off on utilizing his new central midfielder.

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The FA has announced four suspensions for the start of the new Premier League season, including Manchester United duo Paul Pogba and Chris Smalling. It has been reported that Pogba’s one-match ban stems from yellow card accumulation during his time with Juventus.

Tottenham’s Moussa Dembele will be out until early September as part of his six-match ban that began during last season’s thrilling and chippy 2-2 draw against Chelsea on May 2.

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Additionally, Leicester City’s Robert Huth will miss the Foxes’ opening match against Hull City as he sits out one final game as part of his three-game suspension, which dates back to the end of last season.