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FA suspends Pogba, Smalling for opening weekend

Juventus FC v SSC Napoli - 2014 Italian Super Cup

DOHA, QATAR - DECEMBER 22: Paul Pogba of Juventus is tackled by Gonzalo Higuain of Napoli during the 2014 Italian Super Cup match between Juventus FC v SSC Napoli at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium on December 22, 2014 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

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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.