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Brentford vs Manchester United live stream — how to watch Premier League 21/22 game online

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The Brentford vs Manchester United live stream will see the first meeting between these two sides since 1947 — and it's an important one for both. Man Utd could close the gap to the Champions League places with a win, but Brentford need points from somewhere to avoid sliding towards the relegation zone. 

Brentford vs Manchester United live stream, date, time, channels

The Brentford vs Manchester United live stream takes place today (Wednesday, January 19).
Time 8 p.m. GMT / 3 p.m. ET / 12 p.m. PT
• U.K. — Watch on BT Sport
• U.S. — Watch on Peacock (requires Premium or Premium Plus subscription)
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

The Bees enjoyed a sparkling start to life in the Premier League, but have now lost four of their last five games in the competition. They're still 10 points ahead of third-bottom, but it would only take a few teams to string some results together for that gap to close.

In truth, it seems unlikely they'll be drawn into a survival battle this season, but they'll still be targeting 3 points here against an inconsistent United team. Some goals would definitely be welcome — they've only netted twice in their previous five league outings.

It's hard to know what to expect from the Red Devils right now. Their last five games have finished win-draw-win-lose-draw, so at least they're keeping their fans on the edge of their seats. That probably preferable to their form under Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, though, when they were consistently rubbish. 

New boss Ralf Rangnick is able to call upon forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford against Brentford, as both are now fit following injury. Ronaldo starts, while Rashford is on the bench, as is another forward who's been in the news lately, Anthony Martial. That said, Rangnick will probably be hoping for a little more defensive solidity after throwing away a two-goal lead against Aston Villa at the weekend, and Ronaldo's never going to bring that! 

Here's how they line up:

Brentford: Lossl, Pinnock, Jansson, Sorensen, Canos, Jensen, Norgaard, Janelt, Rasmussen, Toney, Mbeumo

Man Utd: De Gea, Dalot, Lindelof, Varane, Telles, Fred, McTominay, Elanga, Fernandes, Greenwood, Ronaldo.

Who will come out on top here? Find out by watching the Brentford vs Manchester United live stream, which we'll show you how to do below. And make sure you don’t miss a game this season with our how to watch Premier League 21/22 hub.

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

The Brentford vs Manchester United 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.

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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 Peacock or another service and watch the game.

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

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Brentford vs Manchester United live stream on Peacock, NBC's streaming service. To tune in, you'll need to be signed up for either a Premium subscription ($4.99/month) or Premium Plus ($9.99/month, which also gets rid of ads. 

If you're outside of the U.S. but still have the right Peacock subscription, you can watch the Brentford vs Manchester United live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

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In addition to showing selected Premier League 21/22 live streams, Peacock also has huge library of licensed content drawn from various brands. That includes shows like 30 Rock, The Voice, Battlestar Galactica, Law & Order: SVU and This Is Us.

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

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

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 to trick their streaming device into thinking it's back in the great white north.

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

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BT Sport has the Brentford vs Manchester United 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 Brentford vs Manchester United live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN

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

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Aussies can watch the Brentford vs Manchester United 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 Brentford vs Manchester United live stream in New Zealand

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Kiwis can access the Brentford vs Manchester United 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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