The Brighton vs Manchester United live stream is a huge match for Man Utd's European hopes — and it could be big for Brighton, too. And you can watch it from anywhere with a VPN (opens in new tab).
The Brighton vs Manchester United live stream takes place Saturday, May 7.
► 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 Fubo.TV (opens in new tab) or on Peacock (opens in new tab) (requires Premium or Premium Plus subscription)
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports (opens in new tab) or Now (opens in new tab)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)
Manchester United currently sit sixth in the Premier League table. They still have an outside chance of grabbing Champions League football next year, but realistically they're looking at Europa League or Europa Conference League qualification — and they're certain to want the former over the latter.
That means finishing sixth in the table, and they may need more points to guarantee that. They're currently six points ahead of West Ham, but have played a game more. If they lose here, they could go into the final game level on points with the Hammers.
Brighton could also get European football last year by winning their final three games. But more likely is that they have to settle for their highest ever Premier League finish — and most fans would have settled for that at the start of the season.
Will Manchester United secure Europa League football next season, or could Brighton make a late bid for Europe themselves? Find out by watching the Brighton vs Manchester United live stream.
Plus, make sure you don’t miss a game this season with our how to watch Premier League 21/22 hub.
How to watch the Brighton vs Manchester United live stream wherever you are
The Brighton 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.
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 NBC, Peacock or another service and watch the game.
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How to watch the Brighton vs Manchester United live stream in the US
Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Brighton vs Manchester United live stream on NBC and on the NBC (opens in new tab) website with a valid login. CNBC can be accessed with one of the best TV antennas or through a cable TV package.
If you've cut the cord and don't have cable, you have plenty of options, too. For a start, there's 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.
Another option would be Sling TV: the Sling Blue package costs just $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including NBC. Plus, right now Sling is offering 50% off the first month (opens in new tab).
Or you could go for Fubo.TV. Its Pro Plan costs $70 per month but gives you 121 channels, including NBC, plus lots more for sports fans to enjoy.
If you already use those services but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Brighton vs Manchester United live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
How to watch the Brighton vs Manchester United live stream in Canada
Canadians can watch the Brighton 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 into thinking it's back in the great white north.
How to watch the Brighton vs Manchester United live stream in the UK
Sky Sports (opens in new tab) has the Brighton vs Manchester United live stream in the U.K., so if you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, you'll need to pay £25/month to add those channels.
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.
If you don't want to shell out for a full Sky sub, you could also consider its Now Sports streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £9.99 or month-long access for £33.99 but once again, Sky is currently offering a great deal here: you can sign up for six months of access for just £20/month right now (opens in new tab). Now Sports is available on virtually every streaming device out there and is a great option if you don't already have Sky.
All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the U.K., you can still follow the Brighton vs Manchester United live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
How to watch the Brighton vs Manchester United live stream in Australia
Aussies can watch the Brighton vs Manchester United 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 — plus it costs a very reasonable $14.99 AUD per month. An Annual Pass is also available for $139 AUD/year, but a current offer knocks that back to a bargain $99 AUD.
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 Brighton vs Manchester United live stream in New Zealand
Kiwis can access the Brighton vs Manchester United live stream via Spark Sport (opens in new tab), which costs $24.99 NZD per month. Bear in mind, though, that there's currently a seven-day free trial so you can check it out for the start of the season 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.
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).