Fifa 17 is not out until September 29 but there is an early glimpse of Paul Pogba in a Manchester United shirt ahead of the game’s release.
Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Wayne Rooney, Memphis and Chris Smalling feature in the latest shots of the annual football gaming favourite.
There is also an impressive shot of Old Trafford after United announced EA Sports as their ‘official football video games partner’.
The three-year global partnership comes after it was announced earlier this week EA Sports is also the lead sponsor of the Premier League, sponsoring the Player of the Month and Player of the Season awards.
The main focus of Unitedâ€™s work with EA SPORTS will be online, since the ‘partnership will allow fans to gain unique access to Manchester United through FIFA 17’. Fans will be able to access content, including interactive experiences, social campaigns, wallpapers and FIFA 17 covers, ‘providing new innovative ways for fans to get closer to the club’. Or fans could go to the stadium and watch a game.
United fans tried to push Rashford’s Fifa rating up last year
“By having these innovators on board with our family of global partners, weâ€™re pledging to our 659 million followers that they can look forward to great content and concepts over the coming seasons. That much is evident in the exciting piece released today and the trailer for FIFA 17 The Journey, drawing on our unrivalled record of giving youth a chance.”
Rashford did a Q&A with EA Sports in June, which hinted at an imminent partnership between EA Sports and United.
“I think itâ€™s important that we get it into the game as it gives people at home an insight into what itâ€™s like coming through as a professional footballer,” he said.
“Itâ€™s something EA have made possible in The Journey so I think a lot of people will be using it and looking forward to it.
“I was training and playing with the under 18s and under 21s. When I was called up to train with the first team I had to make sure I kept my performance consistent and then when you get your chance youâ€™ve got to make sure you take it because you might not get another one. Itâ€™s important you show the manager what you can do.
A look at Memphis
“The fans see the glory, they see you scoring a goal or winning a tournament, they donâ€™t always see what youâ€™ve done to get there behind the scenes, so its good that this is included.
“There are ups and down for all footballers and thatâ€™s shown in Alexâ€™s journey. I just have to try to stay level throughout and not get too high when things are going well or too low when things arenâ€™t quite as good.”
United forward Anthony Martial recently campaigned to become the Fifa 17 cover star.