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The Brentford vs Man Utd live stream will see the Red Devils look to bounce back after a disastrous opening weekend defeat — and you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN (opens in new tab).

Brentford vs Man Utd live stream date, time, channels

The Brentford vs Man Utd live stream takes place today (Saturday, August 13).
Time 5.30 p.m. BST / 12.30 p.m. ET / 9.30 a.m. PT
• U.S. — Watch on NBC via Sling (opens in new tab) or on Peacock (opens in new tab) (requires Premium sub)
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports (opens in new tab)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)

After comfortably achieving survival in their first ever Premier League season, Brentford are looking to avoid the much-feared second season syndrome. A battling 2-2 draw away to Leicester City was a solid enough way to kick off their sophomore EPL campaign, and that point should see them return to their home stomping ground with plenty of confidence. 

Conversely, Manchester United may come into this match against Brentford completely drained of belief. The new era under Erik ten Hag did not get off to a good start, with a defeat to Brighton at home feeling all-too-familiar for the increasingly frustrated supporters. Many of the side’s failings from last season were present, although new signings Lisandro Martinez and Christian Eriksen (formerly of Brentford) were at least a positive straw to clutch onto. 

Reports this week of transfers for Marko Arnautovic and Adrien Rabiot have hardly enthused fans, and the cloud of speculation still hanging over the future of Cristiano Ronaldo continues to darken the mood. It may only be the second game of the second, but this match already feels like a must-win for Manchester United in order to avoid the atmosphere around them turning toxic. 

Here's how they line up: 

Brentford: Raya, Hickey, Jansson, Mee, Henry, Norgaard, Roerslev, Jensen, Dasilva, Mbeumo, Toney.

Man Utd: De Gea, Dalot, Maguire, Martinez, Shaw, Fred, Fernandes, Eriksen, Sancho, Rashford, Ronaldo.

Can Manchester United put last weekend behind them and claim a vital three points, or will Brentford heap even more misery on ten Hag as he looks to get the famous club moving in the right direction? Find out by watching a Brentford vs Man Utd live stream. 

Plus, make sure you don't miss any of the weekend's action by checking out our full how to watch Premier League live streams hub. 

How to watch the Brentford vs Man Utd live stream wherever you are

The Brentford vs Man Utd 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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Speed, security and simplicity combine to make ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) our favorite VPN service. In our testing, we were impressed by its fast connection times and by its ability to access more than 3,000 services in 160 locations across 94 countries. A 30-day money-back guarantee is another bonus.

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 Sling, Peacock or another service and watch the game.

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How to watch the Brentford vs Man Utd live stream in the US

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Brentford vs Man Utd live stream in multiple different ways. The game will be on NBC and on the NBCSports.com (opens in new tab) website. NBC can be accessed with one of the best TV antennas or through a cable TV package.

Another option would be Sling TV (opens in new tab): the Sling Blue package costs just $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including NBC. Or you could go for Fubo.TV (opens in new tab). Its Pro Plan costs $70 per month but gives you 121 channels, including NBC, plus lots more for sports fans to enjoy.

Alternatively, you can also watch the Brentford vs Man Utd live stream on Peacock (opens in new tab), NBC's streaming service. To tune in, you'll need to be signed up for either a Premium subscription ($4.99/month) or Premium Plus ($9.99/month, which also gets rid of ads).

If you already use these services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Brentford vs Man Utd live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).

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Sling TV (opens in new tab) offers two packages, both of which cost $35 a month. The Sling Blue plan comes with 30-plus channels, including NBC, NBCSN and USA.

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If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo.TV (opens in new tab). It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front and has dozens of sports channels, including NBCSN and USA. 

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In addition to showing selected Premier League 21/22 live streams, Peacock (opens in new tab) also has a huge library of licensed content drawn from various brands. That includes shows like 30 Rock, The Voice, Battlestar Galactica, Law & Order: SVU and This Is Us.

How to watch the Brentford vs Man Utd live stream in Canada

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Canadians can watch the Brentford vs Man Utd live stream on Fubo.TV (opens in new tab), the new home of Premier League soccer in Canada. 

That's a change from last season, where the action was on DAZN, and it also results in a slightly higher price of CAN$24.99 where DAZN was $20. That's for the Essentials plan, which gets you all Premier League matches, all Serie A matches plus 29 channels including BeInSports and MLB Network. The $39.99 Premium plan adds 20 entertainment channels and more on top of that.

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 into thinking it's back in the great white north.

How to watch the Brentford vs Man Utd live stream in the UK

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Sky Sports (opens in new tab) has the Brentford vs Man Utd live stream in the U.K., so if you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, you'll need to pay £18/month to add those channels. The game will be shown on Sky Sports Premier League.

Whichever package you go for, you'll also gain access to coverage in 4K and HDR, so long as you also have an HDR-ready Sky Q box and HLG-compatible TV.

Sky Glass (opens in new tab) is another option. This gives you Sky TV within a 4K TV that has a built-in Dolby Atmos soundbar, and without the need for a dish. Prices start at £13/month for the TV, plus a sky sub on top of that.  

If you don't want to shell out for a full Sky subscription, you could also consider its Now Sports (opens in new tab) streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £9.99 or month-long access for £33.99. 

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

How to watch the Brentford vs Man Utd live stream in Australia

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Aussies can watch the Brentford vs Man Utd live stream on Optus Sport (opens in new tab), which has the rights to all 380 Premier League games this season. Optus can be accessed via a dedicated mobile or tablet app, and also on Chromecast and Apple TV, and costs $24.99 AUD per month. An Annual Pass is also available for $199 AUD/year.

Not in Australia right now? You can simply use a VPN to watch all the action on your Optus account, as if you were back home.

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

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Kiwis can access the Brentford vs Man Utd live stream via Sky Sport (opens in new tab). This costs $60.98 NZD per month, or you could go for the Sky Sport Now service, which gives you just the Sport channels but for a reduced cost of $19.99/week / $39.99/month or $399/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 (opens in new tab)

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Rory is a Deals Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on deals, gaming and streaming. When he’s not scouring retailers for PS5 restock or writing hot takes on the latest gaming hardware and streaming shows, he can be found attending music festivals and being thoroughly disappointed by his terrible football team.