Speaking to MCV, EA has backed FIFA 11 cover star Wayne Rooney. EA's commitment to still use the England and Manchester United striker on the front cover of this year's FIFA comes after The Sunday Mirror revealed a series of encounters with a prostitute.

"This is a personal matter and we respect Wayne and his family's privacy," EA told MCV. "We have worked together for six years and Wayne continues to represent EA Sports. We will be making no further comment at this time."

FIFA 11 is due for release on Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Wii, DS, PSP and PS2 on October 1.