Things couldn't be much closer going into today's Manchester United vs Atlético Madrid live stream in the Champions League Round of 16.
The teams drew 1-1 when they first met in the first leg three weeks ago, meaning it's perfectly poised ahead of the second leg. The English side needed an 80th-minute equaliser from Anthony Elanga to rescue them after Joao Félix had scored just seven minutes into the game at the Wanda Metropolitano. With the away goals rule scrapped, they both need to go for this win.
The Manchester United vs Atlético Madrid live stream takes place today (Tuesday, March 15).
► Time: 8 p.m. GMT / 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT)
• U.S. — Watch on Paramount Plus (opens in new tab)
• U.K. — Watch on BT Sport (opens in new tab)
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The sides both won in their domestic leagues over the weekend. Manchester United overcame Tottenham in a dramatic 3-2 encounter, thanks to a hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo. Atlético, meanwhile, overcame Cadiz 2-1, and they have only lost one of their last six La Liga matches.
Ralf Rangnick welcomed back Luke Shaw, Scott McTominay and Bruno Fernandes to training on Monday; all three had missed the win over Spurs, with Fernandes the latest in the squad to test positive for Covid. The latter two start today, but Shaw remains out. However, goalkeeper David De Gea will be able to return to his former club, as his test was shown to be a false positive.
Elsewhere for United, Ronaldo starts up front while Sancho and Elango both get another chance to show the way to United's future.
Atlético had significant injury concerns ahead of the game, and are missing Daniel Wass, Sime Vrsaljko, Mario Hermoso, Matheus Cunha and Thomas Lemar. They'll also be without the suspended Yannick Carrasco. As a result, Antoine Griezmann is recalled to the forward line, while Koke also returns to the starting line up having previously been injured. Luis Suarez and Angel Correra are among the substitutes.
Here's how they line up:
Manchester United: De Gea; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Telles; McTominay, Fred; Sancho, Fernandes, Elanga; Ronaldo
Atlético Madrid: Oblak; Llorente, Gimenez, Savic, Reinildo, Renan Lodi, Koke, Herrera, De Paul; Greizmann, Joao Felix
There is no margin for error here, as the quarter-finals of the Champions League await the winners. Find out who makes it by watching the Manchester United vs Atlético Madrid live stream, which we will show you how to do 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 Atlético Madrid live stream wherever you are
The Manchester United vs Atlético Madrid 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 Paramount Plus or another service and watch the game.
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How to watch the Manchester United vs Atlético Madrid live stream in the US
Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Manchester United vs Atlético Madrid live stream on Paramount Plus (opens in new tab). Kick off is at 4 p.m. ET. / 1 p.m. PT.
If you're a subscriber but aren't in the U.S. right now, you can watch the Manchester United vs Atlético Madrid live stream live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
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How to watch the Manchester United vs Atlético Madrid live stream in the UK
BT Sport (opens in new tab) has the Manchester United vs Atlético Madrid live stream in the U.K., and you can watch it on BT Sport 2HD and BT Sport Ultimate. The game kicks-off at 8 p.m. GMT.
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 (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 Manchester United vs Atlético Madrid live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab).
How to watch the Manchester United vs Atlético Madrid live stream in Canada
Canadians can watch the Manchester United vs Atlético Madrid 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 to thinking it's back in the great white north.
How to watch the Manchester United vs Atlético Madrid live stream in Australia
Aussies can watch the Manchester United vs Atlético Madrid live stream on Stan (opens in new tab). The streaming service offers a 30-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 also includes a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab).
Stan users stuck abroad can use a VPN such as ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) to still access the service they already pay for.
How to watch the Manchester United vs Atlético Madrid live stream in New Zealand
New Zealanders can watch the Manchester United vs Atlético Madrid live stream on Spark Sport (opens in new tab). This costs $24.99 NZD per month, but there's currently a 7-day FREE trial (opens in new tab) 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.
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