Man Utd vs Bayern Munich live stream: How to watch Champions League game online, team news

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Nothing less than a win will do today for Manchester United at home to German giants Bayern Munich, as the Red Devils look to keep their slim hopes of reaching the knockout phase of the Champions League alive. They also need to hope that the other Group A match ends in a draw.

The game will be shown in many countries around the world, but don’t worry if you’re abroad right now — because you can watch Manchester Utd vs Bayern Munich live from anywhere with a VPN and potentially for FREE!

Man Utd vs Bayern Munich live stream, Date, Time, Channels

The Man Utd vs Bayern Munich live stream takes place today (Tuesday Dec. 12).
► Time — 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. BST / 7 a.m. AEDT (Dec. 13)
• Ireland — RTÉ Player FREE STREAM
• U.S. — Watch on Paramount Plus
• U.K. — Watch on TNT Sports
 Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk-free

This do-or-die fixture for the hosts comes hot on the heels of a humiliating 5-0 defeat to Bournemouth in the Premier League at the weekend – a result which has cast further doubt on manager Erik ten Hag's future in the Old Trafford hot seat.

The hosts come up against a Bayern which claimed their place in the next round with two matches to spare. FC Hollywood are on an incredible unbeaten run of 39 Champions League group-stage games (35 wins, four draws), with their last loss a 3-0 defeat dished out by Paris Saint-Germain all the way back in the 2017-18 campaign.

There does remain some cause for optimism for United coming into this crunch fixture, however. Bayern slipped to a shock 5-1 Bundesliga thrashing at the hands of Frankfurt on Sunday – a result which came off the back of a draw at home to Copenhagen for Harry Kane and co last time out in the UCL. Could the Theatre of Dreams deliver for United?

Here's how they line up:

Man Utd: Onana, Amrabat, Maguire, Fernandes, Hojlund, Garnacho, Varane, Dalot, Antony, Shaw, McTominay.

Bayern Munich: Neuer, Upamecano, Minjae, Kimmich, Goretzka, Kane, Sane, Coman, Davies, Mazraoui, Musiala.

Read on as we explain how you can get a Man Utd vs Bayern Munich live stream wherever you are, and watch the Champions League online.

Man Utd vs Bayern Munich free live stream

How to watch the Man Utd vs Bayern Munich live stream for FREE

Great news if you live in Ireland — you can watch a live stream of Man Utd vs Bayern Munich absolutely FREE.

This game will be shown on RTÉ 2 and RTÉ Player in Ireland.

Problems will arise if you happen to be abroad while Man Utd vs Bayern Munich is on, as rights restrictions mean you won't be able to use RTÉ Player. Assuming you don't want to sign up for a whole new streaming service for the short time you're away, there is a great alternative...

If you download and install a VPN (virtual private network), you can get around those geo-restrictions with ease — see the three easy steps below. From our rigorous testing, ExpressVPN comes out on top of our best VPN services rankings.

Watch from anywhere with a VPN


ExpressVPN really does tick every box. It's fast, secure and a doozy to use. Even if you do run in to trouble, there's genuinely helpful 24/7 customer service there to get you through. And you can even give it a try risk-free, thanks to its 30-day money-back guarantee.

Using a VPN is incredibly simple watch live sport when overseas:

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.K. and want to view an Irish service, you'd select Ireland from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to RTÉ Player or another service and watch the game.

Man Utd vs Bayern Munich live streams around the world

How to watch Man Utd vs Bayern Munich live streams in the U.S.

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Man Utd vs Bayern Munich live streams on Paramount Plus. That costs $5.99/month for the basic package or $11.99 without ads, but there's currently a 7-day FREE trial of the service, so it's well worth checking out if you haven't used it before.

Some games will also be shown on CBS (not this one, though), and Spanish-language coverage is available on TUDN or UniMás with your cable package.

If you've cut the cord and don't have cable, Fubo is another option. The Pro Plan costs $74.99 per month but gives you 121 channels, including CBS local channels, TUDN and UniMás, 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 Man Utd vs Bayern Munich live streams by using a VPN, such as ExpressVPN.

Paramount Plus

Paramount Plus combines what used to be CBS All Access with even more content from the deep ViacomCBS vault. For $5.99 per month, you get access to Survivor and Big Brother episodes, as well as originals like Star Trek: Picard and The Good Fight, plus UCL and Europa League soccer.


If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front and has dozens of sports channels, including TUDN.

How to watch Man Utd vs Bayern Munich live streams in Canada

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Canadians are just as lucky as their southern neighbors, because they can watch Man Utd vs Bayern Munich and all the Champions League live streams on DAZN

DAZN currently costs $24.99 CAD per month, although you can save a little by buying annually ($199.99 CAD). If you're unfamiliar, DAZN has apps on pretty much every single streaming platform out there. 

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

How to watch Man Utd vs Bayern Munich live streams in the U.K.

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To watch the Man Utd vs Bayern Munich game in the U.K., you'll need TNT Sports (formerly BT Sport) because it has the rights to all 125 games from the Champions League group and knockout stages.

You can get TNT by subscribing to the Discovery Plus Premium plan for £29.99 per month, or you can add TNT Sports through Sky, BT, EE or Virgin Media.

To stream TNT Sports, you'll need Discovery Plus – a combo subscription that allows fans to access TNT Sports, Eurosport and entertainment all in one place.

All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the U.K., you can still follow the Champions League by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN

How to watch Man Utd vs Bayern Munich live streams in Australia

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Aussies can watch Man Utd vs Bayern Munich and every Champions League live stream on Stan Sport

Stan can be accessed via a wide variety of devices including many smart TVs, iOS and Android phones, Chromecast, Apple TV and more — plus it costs a very reasonable $25 AUD per month ($10 for a Basic subscription and $15 for the Sport add-on).

As well as Champions League 23/24 live streams, Stan also has Europa League coverage plus the Rugby World Cup, Indycar and World Endurance Championship. 

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

How to watch Man Utd vs Bayern Munich live streams in New Zealand

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New Zealanders also get access to all Champions League live streams this season via a single service — in this case, beIN Sports Connect. The service costs NZ$14.99 per month, or you sign up for an annual plan at a discounted rate of NZ$149.99 for the year. There's currently a 7-day FREE trial so you can check it out and see how you like it before committing to a subscription.

BeIN Sports Connect is home to a whole world of soccer, also offering every single Europa League and Europa Conference League match, as well as Serie A, Ligue 1 and English Carabao Cup games. The app is available via web browsers plus loads of streaming devices including Chromecast and Apple TV. 

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

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Kevin Lynch

Kevin Lynch is a London-born, Dublin-based writer and journalist. The author of Steve Jobs: A Biographic Portrait, Kevin is a regular feature writer for a number of tech sites and the former Technology Editor for the Daily Mirror. He has also served as editor of and has been a member of the judging panel for the BAFTA British Academy Video Game Awards. Alongside reviewing the latest AV gear, smartphones and computers, Kevin also specialises in music tech and can often be found putting the latest DAWs, MIDI controllers and guitar modellers through their paces. Born within the sound of Bow Bells, Kevin is also a lifelong West Ham fan for his troubles.