In this world nothing can be certain, except death, taxes and Manchester United's FA Cup games being on TV. Tonight, the Red Devils welcome the cameras to Old Trafford again with in-form Middlesbrough aiming to cause the 4th round's first major upset. Manchester United vs Middlesbrough is free to watch on the ITV Hub (opens in new tab). Make sure you know how to watch a Manchester United vs Middlesbrough live stream, wherever you are in the world.
Manchester United haven't lost to Middlesbrough since a 4-1 defeat at the Riverside Stadium in 2005. Ralf Rangnick's work-in-progress side still lack coherence, especially going forward, but with Ronaldo, Rashford, Fernandes and Sancho all starting there's an embarrassment of riches in attack, while Dean Henderson starts in goal and Paul Pogba makes his long-awaited return from injury in midfield. Will the extra time on the training ground afforded by the recent winter break have helped to make things click?
It's not just the Red Devils that Middlesbrough have struggled to beat in recent years. The Championship side have won just one of their last 10 FA Cup meetings with Premier League opposition, but have only lost a single league game since the end of November. Chris Wilder will be hoping his team can carry some of that playoff-chasing momentum into this knockout tie, which is why he's named a full-strength side tonight, with on-loan Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun making his full debut up front alongside Andraž Šporar. Former Manchester United player Paddy McNair starts in a back three with Dael Fry and Anfernee Dijksteel.
Kick-off in this 4th round FA Cup fixture is tonight, Friday 4th February at 8pm (GMT) and 3pm (ET). Read on for more details on how to watch a Manchester United vs Middlesbrough live stream, wherever you are in the world.
Manchester United vs Middlesbrough free live stream
Viewers in the UK can watch a Manchester United vs Middlesbrough free live stream on ITV and the ITV Hub (opens in new tab) in HD.
If you're a UK citizen trying to watch from abroad, then make sure to use a VPN so that you can access a Manchester United vs Middlesbrough free live stream wherever you are in the world.
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Watch a Manchester United vs Middlesbrough live stream anywhere in the world using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Manchester United vs Middlesbrough rights holders, you won't be able to access them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. It creates a private connection between your device and the internet, so you can access local streaming services from anywhere.
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1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.
2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the FA Cup, you may wish to choose 'UK' to access ITV Hub.
3. Then head over to ITV Hub (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy a Manchester United vs Middlesbrough live stream.
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USA: Watch a Manchester United vs Middlesbrough live stream
ESPN and ESPN+ have the rights to show Manchester United vs Middlesbrough in the US, as well as all the other FA Cup games and a host of other sport. All matches will be available in English and Spanish.
You can sign up to ESPN+, the channel's online streaming service. It costs $4.99 per month or $12.99 for a bargain along with Hulu and Disney+.
Of course, you can just watch Manchester United vs Middlesbrough for free instead on ITV by using a VPN, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), which offers the free ITV live stream from anywhere in the world for any UK nationals who happen to be abroad.
Australia: Watch a Manchester United vs Middlesbrough free live stream
If you're in Australia, 10Play (opens in new tab) will provide free coverage of this season's FA Cup. 10Play is free and will most of the live games, including Manchester United vs Middlesbrough, which kicks off at 7:00am (AEDT), so don't forget to set your alarm.
Stuck outside Oz at the moment? You can always use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access a live stream without being blocked.
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