Manchester United and England talisman Wayne Rooney has been dropped from the UK cover of FIFA 13. It’ll be the first time in seven years that a FIFA game has launched without the striker on the box.

Instead, he’ll be replaced by Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, Manchester City keeper Joe Hart, and, er, Arsenal winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

You’ll be able to find Hart’s furrowed brow on store shelves from 28th September. A demo’s due out on 11th September.