Man United vs Real Sociedad live stream: how to watch Europa League online and on TV, team news

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Manchester United kick off their Europa League campaign with a tricky looking Group E tie against Real Sociedad at Old Trafford on Thursday. 

United come into the clash on a high having ended Arsenal's perfect start to the season with a 3-1 win at Old Trafford.

The team sheets are in and Harry Maguire, Cristiano Ronaldo and Casemiro all start for the Reds, while old Man City foe David Silva starts in a Real Sociedad forward line up that also includes Japanese winger Take Kubo and Nigerian striker Umar Sadiq.

Follow our guide on how to watch a Man United vs Real Sociedad live stream from anywhere today.

Man United vs Real Sociedad live stream

Date: Thursday, September 8

Kick-off time: 8pm BST / 9pm CEST / 3pm ET / 12pm PT / 12.30am IST / 5am AEST / 7am NZST

Venue: Old Trafford, Manchester

Live stream: BT Sport (UK) / FREE Paramount Plus trial (US) / DAZN (CA) / Stan Sport FREE trial (AU)

Watch anywhere: Try ExpressVPN 100% risk-free

Their Spanish opponents on Thursday meanwhile battled to a point at the weekend with a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid, a result which leaves them ninth in La Liga after four matches played.

Having made a rocky start to the new season, the hosts appear to have fallen into some form with new signings Christian Eriksen, Tyrell Malacia and Lisandro Martinez appearing to have quickly settled in and £85.4m striker Antony already off the mark.

Read on for all the information on how to watch a Man United vs Real Sociedad live stream from anywhere in the world.

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Watch Man United vs Real Sociedad: live stream Europa League soccer for free without cable


You can live stream Man United vs Real Sociedad on Paramount Plus, which is showing every Europa League fixture this season. Kick-off is at 3pm ET / 12pm PT.

A subscription to the service starts at just $4.99 a month after a FREE 7-day Paramount Plus trial, which means you can watch the action without paying a cent.

Another alternative is an over-the-top streaming service with the CBS TV channel, and our recommendation would be FuboTV, which is a complete cable replacement carrying more than 100 channels and starting from $64.99 a month. 

Better still, there's a FREE 7-day FuboTV trial on offer so you can try before you buy - and cancel if you're not a fan.

Outside of the US? You can take the subscription services you pay for at home with you anywhere - all you’ll need is a reliable VPN.

How to watch Man United vs Real Sociedad from outside your country

We've set out below all the ways you can watch the Europa League action in a number of countries around the world. However, if you're away travelling for work or pleasure, you probably won't be able to watch the match like you normally would at home.

That's because of the pesky digital restriction known as geo-blocking, which prevents certain streaming services from being accessed beyond the region that they're based in. 

Help is at hand however if you run into this issue with the option of using a VPN to tune to your preferred coverage no matter where you are in the world. 

Use a VPN for a Man United vs Real Sociedad live stream from anywhere

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Man United vs Real Sociedad live stream: how to watch Europa League football in the UK


BT Sport has exclusive rights to show every 2021/22 Europa League match either on TV or online in the UK, including Man United vs Real Sociedad.

It's being shown on BT Sport 1, with coverage starting at 7.15pm BST ahead of an 8pm kick-off.

If you don't want to be locked into a lengthy contract, BT Sport also now offers the option of a Monthly Pass priced at £25 per month. It lets you watch all of the network's live and on-demand action via the BT Sport app or via the web player.

The Monthly Pass renews automatically every four weeks, but you can cancel it whenever you want. You can login on two devices at once, as well as giving you access to BT Sport Ultimate's content in 4K and UHD.

Plus, if you choose to snap up a VPN as described above, it means you'll be able to watch your preferred UK Europa League coverage from anywhere in the world.

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Man United vs Real Sociedad: live stream in Canada


Man United vs Real Sociedad game kicks off at 3pm ET / 12pm PT, and is being shown on the dedicated sports streaming service DAZN, which is down to show every single game of the Europa League live.

A DAZN subscription Canada remains an absolute steal, as it costs just CA$20 a month or $150 a year.

It comes with support for iOS, Android, Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, PS4, and laptop/PC streaming (including Mac devices). 

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Man United vs Real Sociedad: live stream the Europa League in Australia


Stan Sport is showing every remaining Europa League match ad-free, with a subscription costing $10 per month (on top of a $10 Stan sub). 

Better still, you can watch Man United vs Real Sociedad for free if you're a new customer, thanks to the 7-day Stan Sport FREE trial.

Stan Sport is also the place to watch the Europa League and Europa Conference League action, as well as plenty more sports events throughout the year.

Kick off for Man United vs Real Sociedad in Australia is 5am AEST on Friday morning.

If you're outside Australia and want to tune in to Stan Sport, you can use a quality VPN to tap into its coverage from wherever you are.

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How to watch Man United vs Real Sociedad in New Zealand


Spark Sport has exclusive rights to show Europa League matches in New Zealand, including this Man United vs Real Sociedad clash, which is scheduled to kick off at 7am NZST on Friday morning.

If you're sitting on the fence about signing up, know that Spark Sport offers a 7-day FREE free trial, so you can try before you buy.

Once that's over, a subscription costs $24.99 per month, and includes the Premier League, plenty of Black Caps cricket action, F1 racing and MotoGP.

Spark Sport is available via web browsers on your PC or Mac, plus Apple and Android mobile devices, Chromecast, Apple TV, selected Samsung, Sony, Panasonic and LG TVs, and select Freeview streamers.

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How to live stream Man United vs Real Sociedad and watch the Champions League in India


In India, Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) continues to broadcast the UEFA Europa League, which makes it the place to watch Man United vs Real Sociedad.

Coverage will stretch across both TV and its over-the-top streaming service, SonyLIV, with the kick-off time for this game set for 12.30am IST on Thursday night/Friday morning.

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