Manchester United sign deal for football video game PES 2020

3 July 2019

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Photo: Getty Images United midfielder Scott McTominay has been selected as an ambassador for the video game, to be released in September.

Manchester United has announced a partnership with Konami, the company behind the football game Pro Evolution Soccer (PES).

The Premier League club will star in the 2020 version of the video game.

Konami also have partnerships with Arsenal and Barcelona.

Peter Høyer ph@offthepitch.com

Manchester United has formed a partnership with Konami Digital Entertainment for the company’s next version of its football video game Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) 2020. 

The partnership means that the game will feature a detailed recreation of the club’s Old Trafford stadium. Avatars of United’s first team squad have also been created, using a full-body 3D scanning process.

Konami is incredibly proud to be working with the biggest football clubs in the world

Furthermore, United midfielder Scott McTominay has been selected as an ambassador for the video game, to be released in September. Konami will also make an exclusive Manchester United club edition of the game available at launch.

“Konami is incredibly proud to be working with the biggest football clubs in the world. We are excited to bring Manchester United into the eFootball PES series – renowned for its realism and control,” said Jonas Lygaard, senior director of brand and business development at Konami Digital Entertainment, in a statement. 

Manchester United is the latest high-profile soccer club to announce a tie-up with Konami, which recently extended its partnerships with Arsenal, one other Premier League side, and Spanish champions Barcelona.