Manchester United vs Atalanta live stream: How to watch Champions League match online

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The Manchester United vs Atalanta live stream today offers up the prospect of a very exciting Champions League clash, with two teams determined to qualify from a very tight group.

Manchester United vs Atalanta channel, start time

The Manchester United vs Atalanta live stream takes place today (Wednesday, October 20).
► Time: 8 p.m. BST /  3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT)
• U.S. — Watch on Paramount Plus or TUDN via Fubo.TV
U.K. — Watch on BT Sport
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

Manchester United come into the game with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer under huge pressure following a calamitous 4-2 defeat against Leicester City at the weekend. While the often-entertaining Atalanta have had a mixed start to their Serie A season, they comprehensively beat Empoli 1-4 on Sunday, giving them some confidence heading into today’s match.

That weekend win means Atalanta are now unbeaten in their last 11 away games in all competitions, and it is the Italians who sit top of Group F on 4 points. Manchester United are in third, on equal points with Swiss side Young Boys. Consequently the two games between Manchester United and Atalanta are likely to prove crucial in deciding who qualifies for the next round, and in what position they do so.

Having served a now-reduced ban following his sending off against Young Boys, right-back Aaron Wan Bissaka is eligible to feature in the Manchester United vs Atalanta game and duly returns here. Anthony Martial and Raphael Verane are out injured, but Fred, Harry Maguire and Marcus Rashford are all back in the starting line-up.

German international Robin Gosens misses out for Atalanta following a thigh injury picked up earlier in the competition. Hans Hateboer and Berat Djimsiti  join him on the injury list, as do Matteo Pessina and Rafael Toloi.

As ever on a big European night, all eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo, who has scored on his two previous Champions League appearances this season. He had a successful time away with Portugal, scoring a hat-trick in his country’s 5-0 demolition of Luxembourg. In doing so, he became the first player in men's football to score 10 international hat-tricks. However, he failed to build on his three Premier League goals on his return this weekend, and some are even questioning whether Manchester United are a better, more balanced, team without him.

Here's how they line up:

Manchester United: De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire (c), Shaw; Fred, McTominay; Greenwood, Fernandes, Rashford; Ronaldo.

Atalanta: Musso, Zappacosta, Palomino, Demiral, De Roon, Maehle, Freuler, Koopmeiners, Pašalić, Iličić, Muriel.

The Manchester United vs Atalanta live stream promises to be an exciting and intriguing match. We will show you how to watch it where you are below.

You might also want to check out our full guide for how to watch Champions League 21/22, for info on where to find live streams for all the games in the world's top club soccer competition.

How to watch the Manchester United vs Atalanta live stream wherever you are

The Manchester United vs Atalanta 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, 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 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 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 Paramount Plus or another service and watch the game.

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How to watch the Manchester United vs Atalanta live stream in the US

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Manchester United vs Atalanta live stream on Paramount Plus or on TUDN or UniMás with your cable package.

If you've cut the cord and don't have cable, you can also access the two channels with Fubo.TV. The Starter Plan costs $65 per month but gives you more than 117 channels, including 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 Manchester United vs Atalanta live stream live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

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How to watch the Manchester United vs Atalanta live stream in the UK

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BT Sport has the Manchester United vs Atalanta live stream in the U.K., and you can watch it on BT Sport 2HD. The game kicks-off at 8 p.m. BST. 

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 £15/month plus a £20 upfront fee, or go for the £40/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 (£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 Manchester United vs Atalanta live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN

How to watch the Manchester United vs Atalanta live stream in Canada

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Canadians can watch the Manchester United vs Atalanta live stream on DAZN

What's more, DAZN offers new customers a 30-day free-trial period, with the service then costing $20 CAD per month thereafter, or $150 CAD for the year. 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 to trick their streaming device to thinking it's back in the great white north.

How to watch the Manchester United vs Atalanta live stream in Australia

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Aussies can watch the Manchester United vs Atalanta live stream on Stan. The streaming service offers a 7-day free trial, after which subscriptions start at $10 AUD. To watch the Champions League 21/22 you'll also need to pay $10 for the Sports add-on — but this is included in the free trial. 

Stan users stuck abroad can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN to still access the service they already pay for.

How to watch the Manchester United vs Atalanta live stream in New Zealand

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New Zealanders can watch the Manchester United vs Atalanta live stream on Spark Sport. This costs $24.99 NZD per month, but there's currently a 7-day FREE trial so you can check it out 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. And as well as the EPL action you also get cricket, NBA basketball, F1 racing and more.

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

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