Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest live stream: how to watch Carabao Cup semi-final second leg online and on TV, team news

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Man United vs Nottingham Forest live stream

You can watch Manchester United vs Nottingham Forest in the Carabao Cup on Sky TV or Now in the UK. Fans in the States can watch on ESPN Plus. Full details on how to watch a Nottingham Forest vs Manchester United live from anywhere are just below.

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Kick-off: Wednesday, February 1 8pm GMT / 3pm ET / 12pm PT
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Man United vs Nottingham Forest live stream: match preview

With one foot firmly placed in the League Cup final, Erik ten Hag's Manchester United will be looking to finish off the job at home against Nottingham Forest in this Carabao Cup semi-final, second-leg tie this evening.

United coasted to a comfortable 0-3 win in the first leg at the City ground last week, thanks to goals from Wout Weghorst, Bruno Fernandes and a stunning solo effort from Marcus Rashford.

With the Red Devils now having home advantage, a shock comeback for Steve Cooper's Forest looks improbable.

The Tricky Trees have nevertheless had the advantage of a full week's worth of preparation for this tie, having not been involved in FA Cup action at the weekend. 

The team sheets are in and Man United make six changes from the side that beat Reading in the FA Cup on Saturday. 

Fred comes in for the injured Christian Eriksen in midfield, while Tom Heaton, Raphael Varane, Lisandro Martinez, Luke Shaw and Alejandro Garnacho also return to the starting line-up. Casemiro retains his place in midfield while Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Jordan Sancho are all named among the substitutes.

The Forest starting line-up sees four changes from last Wednesday's defeat to United in the first leg. Neco Williams, Willy Boly, Orel Mangala make the XI, along with returning Red Devil Jessie Lingard. Serge Aurier, Joe Worrall, Danilo and Morgan Gibbs-White all drop out, while new signing Jonjo Shelvey is named as a sub.

Forest will be more focused on keeping their heads above water and away from the relegation zone in the Premier League. Improvements in recent weeks, though, will doubtless bring them confidence heading into tonight's clash. Forest have only suffered two defeats in their last five EPL matches.

One of those defeats was another 3-0 defeat to United back in December and, with Forest losing their last eight meetings against United, the odds of a famous turnaround occurring this evening would appear to be remote.

A showdown against Newcastle awaits tonights winner, after Eddie's Howe's men booked their place in the Wembley final with a 3-1 win over Southampton last night.

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How to watch Man United vs Nottingham Forest live stream in the US


ESPN has the rights to the Carabao Cup in the US, and will be showing every remaining match of this year's competition live on its ESPN Plus streaming service, including this semi-final, second-leg clash.

ESPN+ is only $9.99 per month and allows you to watch online as well as via its mobile app and TV streamer apps on the likes of Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, PS4 and Xbox. You'll save even more if you pay for a year in advance - that costs $99.99 for 12 months.

But there's even better value to be had if you grab ESPN+ as part of the big Disney Plus Bundle. As well as ESPN Plus live coverage, you'll get access to the hugely impressive Disney Plus catalogue, featuring content from Marvel, Star Wars, Pixar and more - plus all the great shows and movies that Hulu offers.

And the cost is super reasonable - for all that content, you only pay $13.99 a month for the Disney Plus bundle.

Nottingham Forest vs Man United kicks off at 3pm ET / 12pm PT Stateside.

Watch Man United vs Nottingham Forest live stream from anywhere

If you're abroad right now and struggling to tap into your usual local coverage of the game, you'll want a VPN. This will help you defeat the geo-blocking that will try to stop you watching a Man United vs Nottingham Forest live stream in particular parts of the world.

They're a useful means of getting around this issue and they're easy to set up. Here's how it's done.

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How to watch a Man United vs Nottingham Forest live stream in the UK

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This semi-final, second-leg clash at the City Ground is being shown exclusively on Sky Sports in the UK, via the network's Main Event and Football channels. Coverage starts at 7pm BST, ahead of an 8pm kick-off.

If you want to sign up to Sky Sports, you can check out our dedicated guide to Sky TV deals and packages for today's best prices.

Don't fancy being locked in to a long, expensive contract? Consider the more flexible streaming option, Now, (formerly Now TV). Now sports passes start at £11.99.

Meanwhile, Sky customers with a Sky Sports subscription can also live stream Premier League games on the go on mobile devices via the Sky Go streaming service, which has dedicated apps for iOS, iPadOS and Android devices, along with Xbox and PlayStation consoles.

Those outside the UK wanting to watch their Premier League coverage like they would at home can just pick up an ExpressVPN trial for 30 days and follow the instructions above to safely live stream the action. 

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How to live stream Man United vs Nottingham Forest in Australia


beIN Sports has the rights to show every Carabao Cup game in Australia, with Man United vs Nottingham Forest set to kick-off at 7am AEDT early on Thursday morning.

If you don't have it as part of a pay TV package, you can also sign up to beIN Sports as a standalone subscription, costing $19.99 per month after you've taken advantage of a FREE two-week trial.

As well as the Carabao Cup, beIN Sport has the rights to Lige 1, Serie A, Bundesliga and EFL football.

Don't forget, you can take your coverage abroad with you as well. For those wanting to watch home coverage of sports from overseas, a good VPN is the solution.

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How to watch Man United vs Nottingham Forest live stream in Canada


DAZN is the place to watch Man United vs Nottingham Forest, along with every remaining game from this season's Carabao Cup.

Kick-off is set for 3pm ET / 12pm PT on Wednesday.

DAZN costs just CA$24.99 a month or $199.99 a year, which is a bargain seeing as it's also the exclusive Canadian streaming home of the NFL, and Champions League and Europa League soccer!

It also 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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How to watch Man United vs Nottingham Forest live stream in New Zealand


Fans can watch Man United vs Nottingham Forest on Sky Sport in New Zealand. Kick-off is at 9am NZST on Thursday morning.

Sky Sport subscribers can watch games online using the country's Sky Go service. The match is also live on beIN Sports.

Every single Premier League fixture is being shown live via the Sky Sport Now streaming-only platform. A Sky Sport Now subscription costs $19.99 per week or $39.99 per month. The monthly package comes with a 7-day free trial.

What makes Sky Sport an even tastier proposition for footy fans in New Zealand is that it's also home to the FA Cup.

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Can you watch Man United vs Nottingham Forest in India?

There's no current home for Carabao Cup football in India. If you're abroad in India, and trying to watch Man United vs Nottingham Forest on your usual coverage, you can use a VPN to tap into a non-local stream of the match.

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