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Atlético Madrid vs Manchester United live stream: How to watch Champions League match online

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The Atlético Madrid vs Manchester United live stream is a heavyweight clash in the Champions League Round of 16. To get to this stage, the Spanish side managed to finish second ahead of Porto and AC Milan to escape Group B behind winners Liverpool, while the Premier League team topped Group F ahead of Villarreal, Atalanta and Young Boys.

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The Atlético Madrid vs Manchester United live stream takes place today (Wednesday, February 23).
► Time: 8 p.m. GMT /  3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT)
• U.S. — Watch on Paramount Plus (opens in new tab)
U.K. — Watch on BT Sport (opens in new tab)
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Manchester United managed to blow a two-goal lead against Leeds on Sunday, before eventually winning 2-4 at an extremely wet Elland Road. The goalscoring contributions of under-fire captain Harry Maguire, as well as substitutes Fred and Anthony Elanga, will provide some confidence to Ralf Rangnick’s men ahead of their visit to the Spanish capital. 

Interim boss Rangnick has not managed a team in the Champions League knockout stages for over a decade, though his Schalke side did take on Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United in the semi-finals back in 2011. 

Atlético Madrid beat Osasuna 0-3 at the weekend, but are enduring a frustrating league season. They are in fifth place in La Liga, 15 points behind city rivals Real Madrid, who top the table. Plus, they've lost in both the Copa Del Rey and the Super Cup, meaning that, like Manchester United, the Champions League is their only chance of silverware this season.

Manager Diego Simeone will have to do without Daniel Wass and Matheus Cunha as the pair return from injury, and Thomas Lemar is isolating due to Covid. And surprisingly, former Liverpool forward Luis Suarez, now playing for Atléti, is only on the bench tonight.

For United, Raphael Varane had recovered from a stomach issue and starts, while Marcus Rashford and Fred also come into the first 11.

The Spanish champions have lost their last four Champions League matches against English sides. However, they have not played Manchester United in European competition since the two met in the last 16 of the Cup Winners Cup in the 1991-92 season. Atlético won 4-1 on aggregate over two legs on that occasion. 

Atlético Madrid: Oblak, Savic, Giménez, Mandava, Vrsaljko, Llorente, Kondogbia, Herrera, Lodi dos Santos, Correa, João Félix

Manchester United: de Gea, Lindelöf, Varane, Maguire, Shaw, Fred, Pogba, Rashford, Bruno Fernandes, Sancho, Ronaldo

Two under-pressure managers will be hoping their teams can put in a strong performance and propel them into the next stage of the Champions League. See how it goes with the Atlético Madrid vs Manchester United live stream, which we will show you how to watch below.

You might also want to check out our full guide for how to watch Champions League 21/22, for info on where to find live streams for all the games in the world's top club soccer competition.

How to watch the Atlético Madrid vs Manchester United live stream wherever you are

The Atlético Madrid vs Manchester United live stream will be shown on many different channels across the world, but what if you're not in your home country and want to watch it on your usual service?

The answer is to use a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN will let you tune into your home coverage from wherever you are — meaning that if you're abroad, you can use one of the best VPN services to watch the games live as if you were in your lounge.

Our favorite right now is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), thanks to its combination of superb speed, great customer service and excellent device support. It also offers a no-questions-asked 30-day money-back guarantee, so you could check it out without having to sign up long term.

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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is our favorite.

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

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to Paramount Plus or another service and watch the game.

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How to watch the Atlético Madrid vs Manchester United live stream in the US

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Atlético Madrid vs Manchester United live stream on Paramount Plus (opens in new tab). Kick off is at 3 p.m. ET. / 12 p.m. PT.

If you're a subscriber but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Atlético Madrid vs Manchester United live stream live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

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How to watch the Atlético Madrid vs Manchester United live stream in the UK

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BT Sport (opens in new tab) has the Atlético Madrid vs Manchester United live stream in the U.K., and you can watch it on BT Sport 2HD. The game kicks-off at 8 p.m. GMT. 

Prices differ hugely depending on whether you already have BT TV and a BT broadband subscription. If you have both, you can add the Sports package for £15/month plus a £20 upfront fee, or go for the £40/month Big Sports package which also includes all of the Sky Sports channels, giving you a total of 160 live streams.

Another option for non-BT subscribers is the BT Sport Monthly Pass (opens in new tab) (£25), which lets you watch via an app for a fixed time and doesn't require a lengthy subscription.

All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the U.K., you can still follow the Atlético Madrid vs Manchester United live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

How to watch the Atlético Madrid vs Manchester United live stream in Canada

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Canadians can watch the Atlético Madrid vs Manchester United live stream on DAZN (opens in new tab)

Sadly, DAZN no longer offers new customers a 30-day free-trial period, so you'll have to pay the $20 CAD per month fee, although you can save a little by buying annually ($150 CAD). DAZN, if you're unfamiliar, has apps on every single streaming platform there is.

Canadians stuck abroad that still want their low-price alternative can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) to trick their streaming device to thinking it's back in the great white north.

How to watch the Atlético Madrid vs Manchester United live stream in Australia

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Aussies can watch the Atlético Madrid vs Manchester United live stream on Stan (opens in new tab). The streaming service offers a 30-day free trial, after which subscriptions start at $10 AUD. To watch the Champions League 21/22 you'll also need to pay $10 for the Sports add-on — but this also includes a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab)

Stan users stuck abroad can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) to still access the service they already pay for.

How to watch the Atlético Madrid vs Manchester United live stream in New Zealand

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New Zealanders can watch the Atlético Madrid vs Manchester United live stream on Spark Sport (opens in new tab). This costs $24.99 NZD per month, but there's currently a 7-day FREE trial (opens in new tab) so you can check it out and see how you like it.

Spark is available via web browsers plus loads of streaming devices including Chromecast and Apple TV, so there's no shortage of ways to watch it. And as well as the EPL action you also get cricket, NBA basketball, F1 racing and more.

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 (opens in new tab)

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