Man Utd vs Man City live stream: How to watch Premier League game online

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Local bragging rights are on offer as Man Utd and Man City meet in the historic Manchester derby. This is always one of the biggest Premier League matches of the season, and Old Trafford will be in full voice as Pep Guardiola’s men make the short trip across the road.  

Man Utd vs Man City live stream, date, time, channels

The Man Utd vs Man City live stream takes place Saturday, Jan. 14.
Time 12:30 p.m. GMT / 7:30 a.m. ET / 4:30 a.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. AEDT
• U.K. — Watch on BT Sport (opens in new tab)
• U.S. — Watch on USA via Sling (opens in new tab)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free (opens in new tab)

Man City are the reigning EPL champions but find themselves five points behind pace-setters Arsenal, while the Red Devils are enjoying a four-game winning in the league. But form is irrelevant when it comes to a local grudge match. You definitely won’t watch to miss the Man Utd vs Man City live stream, and we’ll show you how to watch from anywhere in the world down below. Here are all the details you need in order to watch a Man Utd vs Man City live stream.  

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

How to watch Man Utd vs Man City anywhere

The Man Utd vs Man City 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 Sling or another service and watch the game.

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Man Utd vs Man City live streams by country

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

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Man Utd vs Man City live stream on USA and on the NBC Sports (opens in new tab) website with a valid login. USA comes with most cable TV package.

Another option would be Sling TV: the Sling Blue package costs just $40 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including NBC. 

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 Man Utd vs Man City 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 $40 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. 

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

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Canadians can watch the Man Utd vs Man City 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 BeIN Sports 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 to thinking it's back in the great white north.

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

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BT Sport (opens in new tab) has the Man Utd vs Man City live stream in the U.K., one of 52 games it will be showing this season.

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 £16/month plus a £20 upfront fee, or go for the £41/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 Man Utd vs Man City live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

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

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Aussies can watch the Man Utd vs Man City 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 Man Utd vs Man City live stream in New Zealand

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Kiwis can access the Man Utd vs Man City 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)

Man Utd vs Man City preview

After a challenging start to the Erik ten Hag era, Man Utd have pulled themselves up the EPL table in recent weeks and currently sit in fourth, only behind third-placed Newcastle on goal difference. This uplift in results has coincided with the resurgence in form of Marcus Rashford as the Dutch head coach is once again getting the best out of the English forward. 

Man Utd are currently on a four-game EPL winning streak. Although the side have had fortunate fixtures during this period including matches against three of the bottom five. It’s fair to say that Man City will present a tough test and could be the best yardstick yet to measure just how far the Red Devils have progressed under ten Hag. 

Meanwhile, Man City are enduring a testing period. By their own standards, their recent form has been patchy. Last weekend's win against Chelsea was solid, but a draw with Everton and a defeat at home against Brentford just before the World Cup break set alarm bells ringing. An unexpected midweek defeat at the hands of relegation-threatened Southampton in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup has further soured the mood in the blue half of Manchester. 

However, for all the talk of Man City not being up to their usual standards, they are only five points off the top of the table, and with the likes of Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne in the squad, they cannot be written off yet. Pep Guardiola has proved himself more than capable of navigating a sticky patch of form and a win over their noisy neighbors will certainly calm the mood in the Man City camp.

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