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Manchester United vs Manchester City live stream and how to watch Premier League 21/22 game online

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The Manchester United vs Manchester City live stream will offer one of the most fiercely contested matchups of the season. The Manchester Derby is one of the biggest games of the year for these two massive clubs — who will come out victorious and earn the bragging rights until the next meeting?

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

Manchester United vs Manchester City live stream takes place today (Saturday, November 6).
Time 12.30 p.m. GMT / 8.30 a.m. ET / 5.30 a.m. PT
• U.K. — Watch on Sky Sports
• U.S. — Watch on NBCSN via Sling or Fubo.TV
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free

This may not quite be a must-win game for under-fire manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but it's definitely a must-not-lose fixture. After a 5-0 humiliation by arch-rivals Liverpool in their own stadium, Manchester United have bounced back well. A thumping 0-3 victory over Tottenham was followed by a respectable draw against Atalanta in the Champions League courtesy of a last-minute Cristiano Ronaldo equalizer. Nevertheless, Ole isn't out of the firing line just yet. 

The former Manchester United player turned head coach will still be feeling the heat and another embarrassing defeat to a rival will surely see the pressure on his position intensify further. His Red Devils side will be comforted by having a strong recent record against their noisy neighbors; they've not lost to the blue side of Manchester in the top flight since April 2019. 

Unfortunately, United are still struggling with injuries to key defensive players. Both Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof will miss the derby due to injury, and Paul Pogba will serve the second match of his three-game ban for a red card picked up against Liverpool. What's more, Edinson Cavani has also picked up an injury and won't play here. Otherwise, Ole has a full squad to choose from and will almost certainly look to Ronaldo to provide the attacking spark required in order to combat this Manchester City side. 

However, the reigning Premier League champions are far from unbeatable. Last weekend saw an unexpected 0-2 defeat at home to Crystal Palace, with Aymeric Laporte picking up a suspension in the process. It was a bad day at the office for Pep Guardiola, which is something he's not used to at the helm of one of the world's richest clubs.

City will also be without Ferran Torres as he's still carrying an injury picked up while on international duty. It should be noted that Manchester City bounced back from their own disappointing result with a comfortable 4-1 midweek victory over Club Bruges in the Champions League. That comfortable win will have got some confidence back in the team ahead of this massive fixture. 

Surprisingly, Jack Grealish and Riyad Mahrez both drop to the bench here, while Kevin de Bruyne, Ruben Dias and Gabriel Jesus are all recalled.

Here's how they line up:

Manchester United: De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, Fernandes, McTominay, Fred, Greenwood, Ronaldo.

Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo, Silva, Gundogan, Rodri, De Bruyne, Jesus, Foden.

The Manchester United vs Manchester City live stream is set to take place on Saturday, and we’ll show you how to watch it below. And don't forget to check out our full how to watch Premier League 21/22 hub for information on all 380 games this season.

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

The Manchester United vs Manchester 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, 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 NBCSN, Peacock or another service and watch the game.

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

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Soccer fans in the U.S. can watch the Manchester United vs Manchester City live stream on the NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) and on the NBCSports.com website.

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 Manchester City live stream by using a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

Sling TV

Sling TV offers two packages, both of which cost $35 a month. The Sling Blue plan comes with 30-plus channels, including NBC and NBCSN. Sling is currently offering $25 dollars off the first month.

FuboTV

If you love sports, you might want to check out Fubo.TV. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front and has dozens of sports channels, including NBC and NBCSN. 

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

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Canadians can watch the Manchester United vs Manchester City 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 Manchester City live stream in the UK

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Sky Sports has the Manchester United vs Manchester City live stream in the U.K., so if you already have a Sky subscription that doesn't include Sports, you'll need to pay £25/month to add those channels. Or, if you just want the soccer action, Sky is currently offering a deal on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Premier League that gives you both channels on top of your existing non-Sports package, for £22/month.

Whichever package you go for, you'll also gain access to coverage in 4K and HDR, so long as you also have an HDR-ready Sky Q box and HLG-compatible TV.

If you don't want to shell out for a full Sky sub, you could also consider its Now Sports streaming service. This gives you 24-hour access for £9.99 or month-long access for £33.99 but once again, Sky is currently offering a great deal here: you can sign up for six months of access for just £25/month right now. Now Sports is available on virtually every streaming device out there and is a great option if you don't already have Sky. 

All sounds great, right? But if you're not in the U.K., you can still follow the Manchester United vs Manchester City live stream by using one of the best VPN services, such as ExpressVPN

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

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

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Kiwis can access the Manchester United vs Manchester City 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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Rory is a staff writer at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics including tech news, deals, gaming, streaming and more. When he’s not writing hot takes on the latest gaming hardware and streaming shows, he can be found watching a borderline unhealthy amount of movies and being thoroughly disappointed by his terrible football team.