The 2021 Europa League Final team sheets are out and both Manchester United and Villarreal will be hoping to lift the trophy in Poland tonight. The 9000 fans are filing into the stadium in Gdansk for Villarreal vs Manchester United. Make sure you know how to watch a UEFA Europa League Final live stream for free or in 4K today, wherever you are in the world.
The Villarreal vs Manchester United team news is in. David de Gea starts in goal with a defence of Bailly, Lindelof, Wan-Bissaka and Luke Shaw. McTominay and Pogba patrol the middle with Bruno Fernandes, Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford and Edinson Cavani in attack. Harry Maguire makes the bench.
Kick off: 8pm BST / 9pm CET / 3pm ET
Location: Stadion Miejski, Gdańsk, Poland
Free live stream: BT Sport YouTube channel (opens in new tab)
Watch anywhere: ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)
US stream: Paramount Plus (opens in new tab) ($5.99)
AUS stream: Optus Sport (opens in new tab) (AU$14.99)
UK channel: BT Sport 1 (opens in new tab)
Villarreal take the field without 21-year-old winger Samuel Chukwueze who has not recovered in time from the hamstring injury sustained in their Europa League semi-final second leg. Tottenham loanee defender Juan Foyth has passed a fitness test, though, and starts at right back. Carlos Bacca partners star striker Gerard Moreno in attack.
Man United knocked out Real Sociedad, AC Milan and Granada to make it to the semi-final of the Europa League. Despite going 3-2 down in the second leg against Roma, United held their nerve to win 8-5 on aggregate and book their place in the Gdansk showcase. Can United go on to end their longest run without a trophy since the late 1980s?
Villarreal finished a disappointing seventh in La Liga and would love the win to guarantee top flight European football next season as well as the trophy. The Yellow Submarine shocked Arsenal in the semi-finals to scupper an all-English Europa League final and all-English Champions League showdown. Having notched up three successive Europa League titles with Sevilla between 2014 and 2016, Villarreal coach Unai Emery will be keen to add a fourth to his tally today.
"We deserve to play this final and we will put on our best performance and show we want to fight against Manchester United for this title," said Emery.
It's an 8pm kick-off in Gdańsk today. Lucky football fans in the UK can watch the Europa League Final for free on the BT Sport YouTube channel (opens in new tab). Make sure to use a VPN (opens in new tab), if needed, when travelling outside UK for access.
Read on for more details on how to watch a UEFA Europa League Final live stream in 4K and for free wherever you are in the world.
Europa League Final free live stream
UK broadcaster BT Sport is airing the 2021 Europa League Final for free. Viewers in the UK can watch the full game of Villarreal vs Manchester United plus all the build up coverage for free live on the BT Sport YouTube channel (opens in new tab) from 7pm BST. You can also tune in on the BT Sport website (opens in new tab) or by using the BT Sports app on smart TVs, the Xbox One and Apple TV too.
If you're a UK citizen trying to watch from abroad, then make sure to use a VPN so that you can access the BT Sport Europa League Final free live stream wherever you are in the world. We recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee. Full details on how to use a VPN below.
Watch the Europa League Final anywhere in the world using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Europa League Final rights holders, you won't be able to use 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. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you're not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.
Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days (opens in new tab)
ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There's 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up. Try it – it's easier than you think.
US: Europa League Final live stream for $5.99
Soccer fans in the States can watch the UEFA Europa League Final – and the Champions League Final on the 29th May – live through Paramount Plus (opens in new tab). The first 7 days are free (opens in new tab). After that, you'll pay $5.99 a month. No contract. Bargain, right?
Of course, Paramount Plus is only available within the US. Stuck abroad? Simply use a VPN to access a live stream without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.
UEFA Europa League Final: Paramount Plus 7-day free trial (opens in new tab)
Watch the Europa League final and UEFA Champions League final for free with a 7-day free trial of Paramount Plus. It's just $5.99 per month once the free trial expires. Cancel at any time.
Watch the Europa League Final in Australia
If you're in Australia, local streaming service Optus Sport (opens in new tab) provides live coverage of the Europa League, Champions League and Premier League for just AU$14.99 per month or AU$68 for six months.
It's a great way to see Villarreal vs Man Utd in the Europa League Final on 26th May, not to mention the all-English Champions League final the following Saturday.
Stuck outside Oz at the moment? Don't forget that you can use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access a live stream without being blocked.
Optus Sport 6-month pass for AU$68 (£39/$53) (opens in new tab)
Watch live Premier League, Champions League, Europa League matches and exclusive sports documentaries on streaming service Optus Sport. Watch on mobile, tablet, TV, computer or games console. Cancel anytime.
You can download the Optus Sport (opens in new tab) app for Android and iOS devices. Fetch TV, Apple TV, Android TV, LG, Amazon Fire, and Chromecast also carry the app for smart TV viewing. You can watch Optus Sport live streams through Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge browsers and, lastly, it's also available on Xbox.
Watch the Europa League Final in the UK
Rights to show the UEFA Europa League Final between Villarreal and Manchester United in the UK belong to BT Sport, whose long-term deal to broadcast all matches from UEFA club competitions means you'll also be able to watch the Champions League.
BT Sport is offering their coverage on the BT Sport app, the BT Sport website and the BT Sport YouTube channel for free. You can also sign up to a BT Sport package and view on BT Sport 1 HD and BT Sport Ultimate.
BT Sport for existing BT TV customers from £7.50 (opens in new tab)
Upgrading to all four BT Sport channels is no big deal if you’re already a BT customer. Those with BT TV already can access the channels for £7.50 per month for the first three months. BT Broadband customers can enjoy the BT Sport app and watch on the go for the same price.
New BT broadband and BT TV customers get access to some great deals including BT Sport while existing BT customers can upgrade to the sport channels for as little as £10 per month.
Sky TV users can also add BT Sport to their existing package from £30 a month, but that will not include any 4K viewing. It's also worth looking out for bundled Sky Sports and BT Sport deals.
BT Sport for Sky TV customers from £20 per month (opens in new tab)
Sky TV customers can add the BT Sport channels to their TV package for £20 per month on a 24-month contract. This gets you instant access to the BT Sport app.
However you subscribe to BT Sport, though, you will get access to streams via the BT website and BT Sport app, so you can watch on the move within the UK or from abroad, using a VPN (opens in new tab) .
Watch the Europa League Final in 4K
You can watch the Europa League Final in 4K HDR, beamed at 50fps on BT Sport Ultimate, channel 433. If you're hooked up specifically on the BT TV platform then it's also available in with Dolby Atmos sound.
BT Sport Ultimate fixtures are also available, minus the Atmos, for Virgin Media customers who subscribe to the BT Sport Collection. You can enjoy it in 4K HDR on channel 531.
BT Sport Collection on Virgin Media £18 per month (opens in new tab)
The BT Sport Collection on Virgin Media is a £18 bolt-on, at the time of writing. It brings coverage of football, rugby, cricket, UFC and more, plus access to BT Sport Ultra HD for 4K viewing. You can cancel the subscription at any time.
Those on Virgin Media will need the Virgin V6 box and a 4K TV to make sure they're getting the action at maximum resolution. With the basic Big Bundle, BT Sport is £18 per month but all five BT Sport channels, including Ultra HD, are included on the larger TV packages which start at £57 per month. More details on Virgin Media TV bundles. (opens in new tab)
BT Sport Ultimate is not available on the Sky TV platform but anyone with an Xbox, PlayStation, Apple TV or a Samsung TV can watch the Europa League final in 4K HDR using the BT Sport app with the BT Sport Monthly Pass. No contract required.
BT Sport Monthly Pass £25 per month (opens in new tab)
Enjoy the Europa League final, FA Cup, Premier League and more in 4K HDR, all contract-free through the BT Sport app on games consoles, Apple TV and Samsung TVs. You do not need to be a BT customer and can opt out at any time.
Europe: Watch the Europa League live stream on DAZN
Football fans in Austria, Canada and Germany get the chance to watch the UEFA Europa League final for free. DAZN has the rights to show the Europa and Champions Leagues and a whole host of sports in these territories, and, best of all, DAZN offers a free trial. So long as you've not used yours already, then you can fill your boots.
UEFA Europa League Final: Free with DAZN free trial (opens in new tab)
DAZN has the rights to the Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, US Sports, Fightsports, and much more live and on demand in Austria, Canada and Germany. Try free for 1 month. Cancel at anytime.
Sadly the DAZN free trial isn't available to those outside these regions. If you are a DAZN customer but travelling abroad, simply use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access a Villarreal vs Man Utd live stream without being blocked.
It's also worth noting that there are free streams on terrestrial channels such Match TV (opens in new tab) in Russia, if that's where you happen to be. You can find a full list of the world's broadcasters with rights to show the live Europa League football here (opens in new tab).
Europa League Fixtures
Wednesday 26th April 2021
2021 UEFA Europa League final: Villarreal vs Man Utd – 8pm BST
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