Paul Pogba: Why Can't Manchester United Star Play in Premier League Opener?

France and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.
France and Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba in Saint-Denis, north of Paris, July 10. Pogba is suspended for United's opening Premier League game against Bournemouth on Sunday. Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty

Manchester United's world record signing Paul Pogba will have to wait to make his debut for the club, after the Football Association announced he was suspended for the Premier League opener against Bournemouth on Sunday.

Pogba signed for United for £89 million ($115.3 million) on Monday from Juventus following a protracted transfer.

But an outstanding suspension from Italy, relating to the star's yellow cards accrued in the Italian Cup, means he will miss the game on the south coast at the Vitality Stadium.

Pogba was booked in the Italian Cup final against AC Milan in May. Under the regulations of FIFA, world football's governing body, the English FA is required to carry over a suspension when a player signs from a different league.

A similar event occurred at the start of last season, when Xherdan Shaqiri signed for Stoke City from Inter Milan and was promptly suspended.

Pogba will first be available for United's game on Friday, August 19 against Southampton at Old Trafford.