The Manchester United vs Everton live stream pits two clubs that are tied in the Premier League rankings with 13 points each. Their records are identical: four wins, one draw, one loss. The teams even have scored nearly the same amount of goals. This may very well be the most hard-fought clash of the week. And a win would send either side to the top of the table.
The big news ahead of kick off is that Cristiano Ronaldo is on the bench. That might sound like a shock, but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer always said he wouldn't start every game.
Or maybe Solskjaer just wants to shake things up. United barely got away with a Champions League win over Villareal thanks to a late extra-time goal by Ronaldo and lost their last league game 1-90 to Aston Villa. And it's not like they don't have options, with Edinson Cavani back from injury. He starts here, as do Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Fred. But just look at that bench: Ronaldo, Paul Pogba and Jadon Sancho are all ready and waiting to come on if Utd need extra firepower late on.
Everton are coming off a rote win over cellar dwellers Norwich City. The Toffees are also well-rested after not having a mid-week game, but playing at Old Trafford is always a challenge — they haven't won there since December 2013.
While manager Rafael Benitez may not be very popular, his lineups this season have proven they can score. Against United, though, Benitez will have to patch something together, with Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison and Seamus Coleman all unavailable. The Blues offense will still be a danger, with Andros Townsend on the wing and Abdoulaye Doucoure in midfield.
Here's how they line up:
Manchester United: De Gea, Lindelof, Martial, Greenwood, Fred, Fernandes, Varane, Cavani, Shaw, Wan-Bissaka, McTominay.
Everton: Pickford, Keane, Allan, Gray, Digne, Mina, Townsend, Doucoure, Godfrey, Gordon, Rondon.
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How to watch the Manchester United vs Everton live stream wherever you are
The Manchester United vs Everton 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.
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 NBC, Peacock or another service and watch the game.
How to watch the Manchester United vs Everton live stream in the US
Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Manchester United vs Everton live stream on the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) and on the NBCSports.com website. The game will also be available on Universo and Telemundo Deportes En Vivo.
To access the action, you'll need to subscribe to one of two special passes. The Matchday Pass costs $39.99 and will show 140 live matches, while the more comprehensive Premier League Pass is $64.99. This will include all 380 matches on-demand, and totally ad-free. Plus, you get highlights and analysis packages, including some from Sky Sports in the U.K.
If you've cut the cord and don't have cable, you have plenty of options, too. Our pick of these would be Sling TV: the Sling Blue package costs just $35 per month and comes with more than 30 channels including NBCSN. Plus, right now Sling is offering a 30-day trial for the bargain price of $10.
Fubo.TV is another option. This costs $65 per month but gives you more than 117 channels, including NBCSN, 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 Everton live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch the Manchester United vs Everton live stream in Canada
Canadians can watch the Manchester United vs Everton 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 Everton live stream in the UK
BT Sport has the Manchester United vs Everton 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 £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 Everton live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN.
How to watch the Manchester United vs Everton live stream in Australia
Aussies can watch the Manchester United vs Everton live stream on Optus Sport, 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 — plus it costs a very reasonable $14.99 AUD per month. An Annual Pass is also available for $139 AUD/year, but a current offer knocks that back to a bargain $99 AUD.
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 Manchester United vs Everton live stream in New Zealand
Kiwis can access the Manchester United vs Everton live stream via Spark Sport, which costs $24.99 NZD per month. Bear in mind, though, that there's currently a seven-day free trial so you can check it out for the start of the season 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.
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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Kelly is the streaming channel editor for Tom’s Guide, so basically, she watches TV for a living. Previously, she was a freelance entertainment writer for Yahoo, Vulture, TV Guide and other outlets. When she’s not watching TV and movies for work, she’s watching them for fun, seeing live music, writing songs, knitting and gardening.