Nottm Forest vs Man Utd live stream: How to watch FA Cup fifth round game online and on TV today, team news

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The Nottm Forest vs Man Utd live stream today has the ring of an FA Cup classic. There's a spot in the quarter-finals up for grabs — and you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN.

The teams are in and Forest name a strong XI that features Morgan Gibbs-White, Anthony Elanga and Taiwo Awoniyi in attacking areas. Ryan Yates captains the side, with Danilo, Neco Wililams, Harry Toffolo and Felipe starting. Divock Origi gets a rare start, with Callum Hudson-Odoi a substitute. Manchester United also go big with Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and Alejandro Garnacho all starting. Harry Maguire is missing, but Raphael Varane, Victor Lindelof, Casemiro and Sofyan Amrabat are all in from the off. Kobbie Mainoo and Christian Eriksen are substitutes.

Nottm Forest vs Man Utd live stream, Date, Time, Channels

The Nottm Forest vs Man Utd live stream takes place today (Wed Feb. 28).
Time: 7:45 p.m. GMT / 2:45 p.m. ET / 11:45 a.m. PT / 6:45 a.m. AEDT (Feb. 29)
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Nottingham Forest would be forgiven for having half an eye on an upcoming case surrounding a possible points deduction over alleged FFP violations but boss Nuno Espirito Santo has his sights firmly set on FA Cup and Premier League progression. Anthony Elanga is in line to face his former club, though talismanic forward Taiwo Awoniyi may get a rest having only recently recovered from injury.

After four league wins in a row, Man United returned to the ridiculous following the sublime with a 2-1 home defeat to Fulham for a first time in 21 years. Harry Maguire's late equalizer seemed to have snaffled a point but in desperately seeking an undeserved winner, the Red Devils over-committed and succumbed to an Alex Iwobi sucker-punch in injury time. With in-form forward Rasmus Hojlund out, Erik ten Hag must find a way to get the best from Marcus Rashford if last season's runners-up are to reach the quarter-finals.

Read on and we'll show you where to watch Nottm Forest vs Man Utd online today from anywhere – and potentially for free.

How to watch the Nottm Forest vs Man Utd live stream for FREE

If you live in the U.K. then you can enjoy every single minute of this FA Cup fifth-round tie without spending a penny. That's because the Nottm Forest vs Man Utd will be broadcast and streamed for FREE.

The full game will be televised via BBC One with an online stream available on BBC iPlayer so you can watch every single dramatic moment without needing a streaming service subscription or having to pay a box office fee. 

But what if you're usually based in the U.K. but aren't at home for the Nottm Forest vs Man Utd live stream? Perhaps, you're on holiday and don't want to spend money on a paid streaming service in a foreign country when you'd usually be able to watch for free at home.

Don't worry — you can watch it via a VPN instead, and we'll show you how to do that below. Our favorite VPN service right now is ExpressVPN, but you'll find others in our best VPN services list.


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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance, if you're in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you'd select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to BBC iPlayer or another service and watch the game.

How to watch the Nottm Forest vs Man Utd live stream in the U.S.

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Viewers in the U.S. can watch the Nottm Forest vs Man Utd live stream on ESPN Plus which can be easily accessed on many devices via the ESPN app.

While an ESPN Plus subscription does not give you access to regular ESPN content, it will grant you access to thousands of live events, original shows and series that can't be found anywhere else (not even on the standard ESPN service). ESPN+ is available for $10.99 a month or $109.99 a year. 

Even better ESPN Plus is available in a bundle with both Hulu and Disney Plus for $24.99 a month. That gets you all of the ESPN Plus events, top Hulu shows like It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, as well as the Disney Star Wars and Marvel libraries.

If you already use ESPN Plus but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Nottm Forest vs Man Utd live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

How to watch the Nottm Forest vs Man Utd live stream in the U.K.

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Football fans in the U.K. will have a choice of where to watch the Nottm Forest vs Man Utd live stream as the game will be broadcast on BBC One and streamed free online via BBC iPlayer. You will need a valid U.K. TV license to watch the game on TV or via online streaming. The build-up show starts at 7:30 p.m. GMT, just ahead of kick-off at 7:45 p.m.

If you're not currently in the U.K. and have a valid TV license, you can still watch a Nottm Forest vs Man Utd live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN

How to watch the Nottm Forest vs Man Utd live stream in Canada

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Canadians can watch the Nottm Forest vs Man Utd live stream on Sportsnet which has exclusive rights to the FA Cup in Canada. 

To watch the FA Cup on Sportsnet and its streaming service SN Now, you will need a Sportsnet premium subscription. This requires a monthly subscription of $34.99 but comes with access to a whole host of other sports from across the world. There is also an annual subscription that works out at around $20.99 a month. 

If you live in Canada and already subscribe to Sportsnet, but aren't at home right now, you can still watch a Nottm Forest vs Man Utd live stream by using a quality VPN like ExpressVPN.

How to watch the Nottm Forest vs Man Utd live stream in Australia

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Aussie soccer fans can watch the entire FA Cup live on Paramount Plus including the Nottm Forest vs Man Utd. The streaming service is AU$9.99 and also has a plethora of other content such as MTV and Nickelodeon. 

Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN to watch all the action on Paramount Plus as if you were back home. ExpressVPN is out top pick of the options out there.

How to watch the Nottm Forest vs Man Utd live stream in New Zealand

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Kiwis can access the Nottm Forest vs Man Utd live stream via Sky Sport Now. This costs $24.99/week, $44.99/month or $449.99/year. 

Not at home in New Zealand right now? You can still follow every game by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.

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