Derby vs Manchester United live stream: How to watch FA Cup action right now online

derby vs Manchester united live streams will feature Wayne Rooney's return to Old Trafford
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It's time to catch a Derby vs Manchester United live stream to watch as Wayne Rooney makes his return to Old Trafford. Derby's not entering into this game in the best condition, 13th in the championship table, after a 3-1 win over Sheffield — and Rooney might take the focus off that less than great situation.

Meanwhile, you've got United in 5th in the table — which their fans are hoping secures a spot in the Champions League's following season. Manchester United has to defend its streak, as its won its last 8 FA Cup ties against Derby, as well as the positive momentum of beating League One Tranmere by a score of 6-0 in the 4th round.

The game starts now, so you better get your options together for watch this fifth round FA Cup match-up. We've also got advice on how to use a VPN to watch a Derby vs Manchester United live stream from anywhere in the world.

Derby vs Manchester United live stream start time, channel

The Derby vs Manchester United FA Cup match began at 7:45 p.m. GMT aka 2:45 p.m. EST/11:45 a.m. PST here in the U.S.
ESPN Plus, ESPN's paid subscription service, has the rights to all FA Cup match coverage in the U.S. In the UK, Derby vs Man United airs on BT Sport 1.

How can I use a VPN to live stream the Derby vs Manchester United FA Cup match?

If you can't find Derby vs Manchester United where you are, don't fret. A virtual private network, or VPN, can disguise your location, making it seem like you're surfing the web from home, so that you can access your usual streaming services without having to worry about geolocks.

We've tested many different services to find the best VPN overall, and our pick is ExpressVPN. We like its mix of performance and customer support, and you can get a lower price by subscribing on an annual basis.


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How can I get a Derby vs Manchester United live stream from anywhere in the world?

ESPN Plus is the only option for those in the U.S.. Thankfully, you don't need a cable subscription to access ESPN Plus, as it comes in at just $5 a month as a standalone service. 

In addition to FA Cup coverage, you'll get other live soccer matches on ESPN Plus, including MLS, the English Championship and Italy's Serie A. ESPN Plus includes other live sports as well, in addition to original programming and gated content on the website.

ESPN Plus:

ESPN Plus: ESPN's subscription streaming service doesn't require a cable subscription and costs $5 a month. In addition to live sports including soccer, UFC, college basketball and more, ESPN Plus includes original programming and access to content on ESPN's website.

You can access ESPN Plus' live stream of Chelsea vs. Liverpool through the ESPN website as well as the mobile app (Android, iOS). It's also available through streaming devices like Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and PlayStation 4.

In the UK, you can live stream the Derby vs Manchester United match on and the BT Sport app.

Henry T. Casey
Managing Editor (Entertainment, Streaming)

Henry is a managing editor at Tom’s Guide covering streaming media, laptops and all things Apple, reviewing devices and services for the past seven years. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he reviewed software and hardware for TechRadar Pro, and interviewed artists for Patek Philippe International Magazine. He's also covered the wild world of professional wrestling for Cageside Seats, interviewing athletes and other industry veterans.