Manchester United vs Barcelona live stream
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 USA on Paramount+ which currently has a 30-day free trial. You can also watch a Manchester United vs Barcelona live stream on Stan Sport in Australia. Use a VPN to watch your usual stream from anywhere if you happen to be abroad. Full details on how to watch Manchester United vs Barcelona online and on TV just below.
- AUS: Manchester United vs Barcelona live stream on Stan Sport
- USA: Manchester United vs Barcelona live stream on Paramount+
- Watch your local stream from abroad with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)
Manchester United vs Barcelona live stream: match preview
Wasn't that fun? A week ago, Manchester United and Barcelona played out a thrill-a-minute 2-2 draw featuring four second-half goals and another Marcus Rashford masterclass as two of Europe's most in-form teams bared their teeth for all to see. United come into the home leg as marginal favourites thanks to their demonstrable ability to score two away goals at the Camp Nou last week, but this contest could go either way.
The teams are in and Manchester United make one change from the first leg as Lisandro Martinez comes in for Tyrell Malacia, which means Luke Shaw will move to left-back. Marcus Rashford should again start up front, 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, make four changes from a week ago as Sergio Busquets, Sergi Roberto, Alejandro Balde and Andreas Christensen come in for Pedri, Gavi, Jordi Alba and Marcos Alonso. Robert Lewandowski and Raphinha will start in the forward line, potentially 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. After surviving an early onslaught to swat aside Leicester 3-0 last weekend, the Red Devils will want to continue their momentum by defeating their European black beasts tonight, before taking on Newcastle in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday. Marcus Rashford continues to shine, the homegrown forward has struck 16 times in 17 matches in all competitions since the World Cup and rattled the Barça backline to such an extent the makeup of their defence began to resemble a game of musical chairs late in the second half.
Jadon Sancho, who scored against Leicester on Sunday, has begun to show glimpses of the talent that tore up the Bundesliga for Borussia Dortmund and his direct running impressed in the first leg. Coach Erik ten Hag sprang a tactical surprise at the Camp Nou, playing Rashford through the middle and deploying the towering Wout Weghorst as a chasing No.10 to pressure Barcelona's midfield, with Bruno Fernandes on the right. Expect similar tweaks from the Dutchman for this one to overturn a run of just one win in 11 games – in the 2007/08 Champions League semi-final – since the Red Devils beat Barça in the 1991 European Cup Winners' Cup final.
Barcelona never seem far from crisis. Despite sitting top of La Liga by eight points after a routine 2-0 win over Cadiz at the weekend, the Catalans are mired in scandal with the club alleged to have paid Jose Maria Enriquez Negreira, a former vice-president of Spain's referees' committee, about €7m between 2001 and 2018. Manager Xavi has tried to keep his squad's focus on matters football, but this is a story that isn't going away.
On the pitch, los Cules continue to do the business having dropped just seven points all season in La Liga. Xavi's slightly more direct Barcelona blueprint is predicated on getting the ball to Robert Lewandowski in the box and using the 24-goal Pole's elite finishing to its best. The Catalans have struggles in midfield, though, with young schemers Gavi and Pedri absent through suspension and injury respectively.
Sergi Roberto impressed in the weekend defeat of Cadiz and could get the nod, with the experienced Sergio Busquets potentially making his own way back from injury. A sturdy defence domestically has shipped 14 in seven games in the Champions League and Europa League this term and the key to this fascinating battle seems to be how front-foot centre-back Ronald Araujo deals with the electric Rashford.
Manchester United vs Barcelona kicks off at 8pm GMT / 3pm EST today, Thursday 23rd February, at Old Trafford, Manchester. Make sure you know how to watch a Manchester United vs Barcelona live stream.
US: watch Manchester United vs Barcelona
Football fans in the US can watch a Manchester United vs Barcelona live stream and every UEFA Europa League and Champions League fixture this season on Paramount+, from the group stages to the final.
You can get a one-month free trial of Paramount+ here (opens in new tab) using the code ADVANCE. After the trial ends, you'll pay just $5 a month ($10 a month if you want the ad-free plan).
The Paramount+ free trial is only available with the US and the offer ends on 4 April. Travelling overseas?
Use a VPN to watch Paramount+ from abroad without being blocked (opens in new tab).
Manchester United vs Barcelona live stream | Paramount+ one-month trial (opens in new tab)
Watch UEFA Europa League and Champions League football for free with this 30-day free trial of Paramount Plus. You can choose from any of the Champions League and Europa League games. It's $5 a month once the trial expires. Cancel at any time.
Watch Manchester United vs Barcelona live stream from anywhere
You won't be able to watch your regular Manchester United vs Barcelona live stream while traveling abroad. The streaming service will spot that you're in a foreign country and block you. You can use a VPN (virtual private network) to get around this, though.
It's a straightforward piece of software that sets your device to appear as if it's in the right country, allowing you to watch any Barcelona vs Manchester United live stream from anywhere in the world.
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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 up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For Manchester United vs Barcelona in the Champions League, you may wish to choose 'US' for Paramount+.
3. Then head over to Paramount+ (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the free Manchester United vs Barcelona live stream!
UK: watch Manchester United vs Barcelona live stream
Rights to show Manchester United vs Barcelona and all UEFA club competitions in the UK belong to BT Sport, whose long-term deal means you'll also be able to watch all of the Europa League games. You can get BT Sport through BT TV, Sky TV (opens in new tab) and Virgin Media (opens in new tab) as well as through the BT Sport website and apps. Manchester United vs Barcelona will be on BT Sport 2 in HD and BT Sport Ultimate in 4K.
BT TV customers: Grab BT Sport from just £10 a month (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 £10 per month. BT Broadband customers can enjoy the BT Sport app and watch on the go for the same price.
Don't want to be locked into a contract? You can also opt for a BT Sport Monthly Pass (opens in new tab), which costs £30 per month. It's a rolling one-month contract and you can cancel anytime. The pass lets you stream all four BT Sport channels across iOS and Android devices, games consoles, Now TV set-top boxes, Roku players, and Amazon Fire TV devices.
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The nifty BT Sport Monthly Pass lets you stream all four BT Sport channels across iOS and Android devices, games consoles, Now set-top boxes, Roku players and Amazon Fire TV devices. It's a rolling one month contract and you can cancel anytime.
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 games.
To begin with, there's a Stan 30-day free trial. After that, you choose your base package and the necessary sport add-on costs AU$10 a month on top (so, from $20 a month in total).
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.
Manchester United vs Barcelona live stream kick-off times
Global Manchester United vs Barcelona kick-off times
- UK: 8pm
- Central Europe: 9pm
- USA (EST/PST): 5pm / 12pm
- Australia: 7am (Friday)
- New Zealand: 9am (Friday)
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