He could be set for a bigger role this season, however, with the departure of Ander Herrera and speculation continuing over Paul Pogba’s future at Old Trafford.
Established stars such as David de Gea, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, or Pogba himself, may have been a more obvious selection as a Man United cover star for PES 2020.
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Konami have also signed an exclusive deal with Juventus to be officially licensed in the soon-to-be-released game, which means EA Sports will not be able to use the Serie A club’s name, kits or stadium in FIFA 20.
The reaction on Twitter to the news McTominay is a cover star has been mixed, with some fans congratulating the midfielder for making the cover.
“The new and exciting partnership with Konami will see the eFootball PES series have exclusive use of Juventus intellectual property within console football video games, including the team name, the crest, and official kits,” a statement on Juventus’ website read.
“In addition, the development team has been granted in-depth access to the players themselves, via full-body 3D scan, in order to recreate their likeliness in the game as accurately as possible.”
Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director Brand and Business Development at Konami Digital Entertainment, said: “Our comprehensive partnership with Juventus FC, one of the greatest teams in the world, is a clear statement of intent for eFootball PES 2020 – the only console game where you can play as the Italian giants.
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“With eFootball PES, playing is believing and we’re proud to have Juventus FC believe in us and our exciting future together.”
PES will also have access to the Allianz Stadium to try and build the most realistic representation of Juventus’ home in the new game.
Juventus’ Chief Financial Officer Giorgio Ricci added: “We are particularly proud of the partnership signed with Konami.
“This agreement sees two global football and entertainment icons, PES and Juventus partnering together for the next three years, and it will allow us to easier identify with our younger fans, as well as increase our appeal to both sports fans and those of e-sports.”
Other teams licensed in PES2020 include Barcelona, Arsenal, Boca Juniors, Manchester United and Bayern Munich. The demo for the game is released on July 30 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows, with the full release slated for September 10.
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