Football: Pogba banned for Man United opener, Januzaj moves to Sunderland on loan

(AFP) - Manchester United's new signing Paul Pogba is suspended for his side's Premier League opener at Bournemouth on Sunday (Aug 14), England's Football Association announced on Friday.

The 23-year-old France midfielder was booked twice while playing for Juventus in last season's Coppa Italia, incurring a one-game ban that has been transferred to England.

Having only just returned from his holidays after Euro 2016, Pogba was doubtful to feature against Bournemouth anyway.

Pogba returned to United earlier this week in a £89 million (S$155.4 million) deal that made him the world's most expensive player.

Fellow United player Adnan Januzaj has joined Sunderland on a season-long loan, his new club announced on Friday.

The move will reunite Januzaj, 21, with Sunderland manager David Moyes, who gave him his United debut in August 2013.

Januzaj made a strong impression in the 2013-14 season, but failed to hold down a first-team place at United and spent the first half of last season on loan at Borussia Dortmund.

"Adnan will give us a different variation," Moyes told a press conference.

"I have to get him back to the level he played at two years ago.

"He will get every opportunity to do the business. I'm hoping the Sunderland fans will see the real Adnan Januzaj."

Sunderland have not revealed if the deal contains an option to buy.

Januzaj is the third United player to have joined Sunderland this week, after fellow 21-year-olds Paddy McNair and Donald Love signed on permanent deals on Thursday.