FIFA 20 player puts Cristiano Ronaldo as Manchester United manager and signs Lionel Messi

FIFA 20 officially hits the shelves next week but some people have already managed to get their hands on a copy.

FIFA 20 player puts Cristiano Ronaldo as Manchester United manager and signs Lionel Messi

The new version of EA Sports’ hugely successful video game franchise looks fantastic, with changes to Career Mode, Ultimate Team and, of course, the exciting new Volta mode.

The player ratings have been revealed for FIFA 20 - Lionel Messi is just ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo this year - while the FUT Web App is also live.

It was revealed last month that players can now become managers.

Screenshots showed Messi as Newcastle United boss, Ronaldo in charge of Sampdoria, Wayne Rooney as Derby County boss among other weird and wonderful appointments. Phil Jones as Lille manager was particularly special.

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And a bizarre video has been posted on YouTube by TheMasterBucks which shows what happens when Ronaldo signs Messi after being appointed manager of Manchester United.

Ronaldo and Messi meet
First of all, the meeting between Ronaldo and Messi.

For some strange reason, Messi is as tall as Ronaldo in the meeting. Whether he was wearing stilts or high heels is unclear, but it looks odd.

United agree to spend a whopping $120 million on 32-year-old Messi, paying him a weekly wage of $380,000 a week - a significant reduction on the $640,000 that he currently earns at Barcelona - plus a signing-on bonus of $2.7 million and a further $10.8 million after he makes 25 appearances for the club.

“We’re all eager to see him join the rest of the lads,” Ronaldo says while shaking the hand of his new signing.

United can win the title on the final day
TheMasterBucks then simulates the rest of the season with Messi in the team and United are top of the league, two points clear of Man City, with one match left to play against third-placed Leicester City.

The starting line-up sees Messi leading the line, with Jesse Lingard just behind him.

Messi scores the all-important goal
And in the 35th minute, the two forwards combine beautifully and Messi breaks the deadlock with an unstoppable left-footed volley.

He received a deserved applause from his manager for that one.

No further goals are scored until the 90th minute, when former City striker Kelechi Iheanacho pops up and heads home the equaliser.

Messi lifts the Premier League trophy
But United’s point is enough to see them crowned the Premier League title for the first time since the Sir Alex Ferguson era.

Old Trafford erupts, Messi lifts the Premier League trophy aloft, and Ronaldo looks as cool as a cucumber in his post-match interview.

If only real life was more like FIFA, eh United fans?