Live stream Manchester United vs Barcelona
Manchester United vs Barcelona will be shown on BT Sport in the UK, but you can also tune in to this Europa League match in the US on Paramount+, which currently has a 30-day free trial. You can also watch a live stream of Manchester United vs Barcelona on Stan Sport in Australia. Use a VPN to watch your usual stream from anywhere when you’re abroad. Below are full details on how to watch Manchester United vs Barcelona online and on TV.
Manchester United vs Barcelona live stream: match preview
Wasn’t that fun? A week ago, Manchester United and Barcelona played out a sensational 2-2 draw with four goals in the second half and another masterclass from Marcus Rashford as two of Europe’s most in form teams bared their teeth for everyone. United entered the home leg as marginal favorites thanks to their demonstrable ability to score two away goals at Camp Nou last week, but this game could go either way.
The teams are in and Manchester United make one change from the first leg as Lisandro Martinez replaces Tyrell Malacia, meaning Luke Shaw moves to left-back. Marcus Rashford should start at the front again, with Wout Weghorst, Bruno Fernandes and Jadon Sancho in support. Casemiro starts with Fred in central midfield, with Marcel Sabitzer, Alejandro Garnacho and Antony on the bench. Barcelona, meanwhile, are making four changes from a week ago, as Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Alejandro Balde and Andreas Christensen replace Pedri, Gavi, Jordi Alba and Marcos Alonso. Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha will start in the attack line, possibly with Roberto on the left wing, but it remains to be seen how Xavi will line up with four central midfielders. Alonso and Alba join Ferran Torres and Ansu Fati on the bench.
This could be a season-defining week for Manchester United. Having survived an early attack to beat Leicester 3-0 last weekend, the Red Devils will look to continue their momentum by beating their European black beasts tonight before taking on Newcastle in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday. Marcus Rashford continues to shine, the homegrown striker has struck 16 times in 17 games in all competitions since the World Cup and has rocked the Barca backline to the point where the composition of their defense began to resemble a game of musical chairs late in the second half.
Jadon Sancho, who scored against Leicester on Sunday, is beginning to glimpse the talent that tore up the Bundesliga for Borussia Dortmund and his straight run impressed in the first leg. Coach Erik ten Hag produced a tactical surprise at the Camp Nou by playing Rashford down the middle and using the towering Wout Weghorst as the chasing number 10 to put pressure on Barcelona’s midfield, with Bruno Fernandes on the right. Expect similar adjustments from the Dutchman to undo a streak of just one win in 11 games – in the semi-finals of the 2007/2008 Champions League – since the Red Devils defeated Barça in the European Cup Winners’ Cup final in 1991.
Barcelona never seems far from a crisis. Despite being eight points clear of La Liga after a routine 2-0 win over Cadiz at the weekend, the Catalans are embroiled in a scandal with the club that Jose Maria Enriquez Negreira, a former vice-president of Spain’s refereeing commission, is said to have have paid. , around €7 million between 2001 and 2018. Manager Xavi has tried to keep his team’s focus on football, but this is a story that won’t go away.
On the field, Los Cules continue to do business, losing just seven points all season in La Liga. Xavi’s slightly more direct Barcelona blueprint is based on getting the ball to Robert Lewandowski in the penalty area and making the most of the Pole’s 24-goal elite finish. The Catalans are struggling in midfield, however, with young intriguers Gavi and Pedri absent through suspension and injury respectively.
Sergi Roberto impressed in Cadiz’ weekend defeat and could get the nod, with veteran Sergio Busquets potentially recovering his own way from injury. A solid home defense has won 14 games in the Champions League and Europa League this season and the key to this fascinating battle seems to be how central defender Ronald Araujo handles the electric Rashford.
Manchester United vs Barcelona kicks off today, Thursday 23rd February, at 8pm GMT / 3pm EST at Old Trafford, Manchester. Make sure you know how to watch a Manchester United vs Barcelona live stream.
USA: Watch Manchester United vs Barcelona
Football fans in the US can watch a live stream of Manchester United vs Barcelona this season and watch every UEFA Europa League and Champions League match on Paramount+, from the group stage to the final.
You can get a one month free trial of Paramount+ here (opens in new tab) with the code FORWARD. After the trial ends, you only pay $5 per month ($10 per month if you want the ad-free plan).
The Paramount+ free trial is only available in the US and the offer ends on April 4. Traveling abroad?
Use a VPN to watch Paramount+ from abroad without being blocked (opens in new tab).
Watch the live stream of Manchester United vs Barcelona from anywhere
You will not be able to watch your regular Manchester United vs Barcelona live stream if you are abroad. The streaming service sees that you are abroad and blocks you. However, you can use a VPN (virtual private network) to get around this.
It’s a straight forward piece of software that makes your device look like it’s in the right country so you can watch every live stream of Barcelona vs Manchester United from anywhere in the world.
We rate ExpressVPN as the best VPN for the Champions League. It offers a 30-day money-back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the service.
How to use a VPN for Manchester United vs Barcelona live stream
1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.
2. Open the VPN app and choose the location of the service you want to access. For Manchester United vs Barcelona in the Champions League, you may want to choose ‘USA’ for Paramount+.
3. Then go to Paramount+ (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the free Manchester United vs Barcelona live stream!
UK: Watch live stream Manchester United vs Barcelona
The rights to show Manchester United v Barcelona and all UEFA club competitions in the UK belong to BT Sport, whose long-term deal means you can also watch all Europa League matches. You can get BT Sport through BT TV, Sky TV (opens in new tab) And virgin media (opens in new tab) as well as via the BT Sport website and apps. Manchester United vs Barcelona can be seen on BT Sport 2 in HD and BT Sport Ultimate in 4K.
Don’t want to be tied to a contract? You can also choose one BT Sport Month Pass (opens in new tab), which costs £30 per month. It is an ongoing contract of one month and you can cancel at any time. The pass lets you stream all four BT Sport channels on iOS and Android devices, games consoles, Now TV set-top boxes, Roku players and Amazon Fire TV devices.
Watch Manchester United vs Barcelona live stream in Australia
If you’re in Australia, local streaming service Stan Sport provides live coverage of the Manchester United vs Barcelona live stream and all other UEFA club competition matches.
For starters, there’s a 30-day free trial for Stan. Then you choose your basic package and the necessary sports add-on costs AU$10 per month on top of that (so from $20 per month in total).
Are you currently outside of Oz? Don’t forget it’s possible use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access a live stream without being blocked.
Manchester United vs Barcelona live stream kick-off times
Worldwide kick-off times Manchester United vs Barcelona
- UK: 8 p.m
- Central Europe: 9 o’clock in the evening
- US (EST/PST): 5 p.m. / 12 p.m
- Australia: 07:00 (Friday)
- New Zealand: 9am (Friday)
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