There’s poetry to Manchester United becoming one of eFootball PES 2020’s flagship teams. On the one hand, Konami will be delighted to swap Manchester Red with an officially licensed edition of the Premier League club, but as the Old Trafford team’s fortunes dwindle, perhaps there’s some justice to it being featured heavily in the second-best selling football franchise on the market.

Regardless, legendary players like David Beckham and Park Ji-Sung will be fully represented in the final product, while the majority of the current squad will be 3D scanned. Up-and-coming Scottish midfielder Scott McTominay has signed on as an ambassador, while a new mode called Matchday will “allow MUFC fans to come together for weekly events to compete in the biggest matches”.

Of course, this all means that current European champions Liverpool will not be continuing its partnership with PES. As much as it pains us to write it, the Anfield team probably has bigger commercial deals to seal these days.