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How to watch Man United vs Man City: Kick-off time, TV channel, how to stream and more

Here's everything you need to know about tonight's big Premier League derby

Football matches don’t come much bigger than Man United vs Man City. Although tonight’s Manchester derby may not hold the same prestige as corresponding fixtures of recent seasons, you should still expect fantastic goals, big tackles and controversial calls galore.

It’s still a hugely important game, too, as Pep Guardiola’s side will be anxious to stay an inch ahead of Liverpool in the race for this year’s Premier League crown. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will also be looking to steady the ship after a recent dip in form – summed up by last weekend’s 4-0 drubbing at the hands of Everton – has significantly dented the Red Devils’ Champions League qualification hopes.

Man United vs Man City kick-off time

Man United vs Man City kicks off at 8pm BST on Wednesday 24 April, at United’s famous Old Trafford home in Manchester, UK.

How to watch Man United vs Man City in the UK

Sky TV and Sky Go

Man United vs Man City will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League in the UK, with coverage starting as early as 6pm and continuing all the way until 10.30pm.

Sky shares exclusive live broadcasting rights for Premier League games with BT Sport, so signing up for Sky Sports will give you access to a number of the biggest matches over the course of any given season.

You can upgrade to Sky Sports from £23 per month, depending on which package you choose. To be able to do this, you’ll first need to have a Sky TV subscription, which can come in many different forms.

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If you’re signed up to a Sky contract, there’s a good chance you’ll be able to watch Man United vs Man City on Sky Go. If not, Sky Go costs from £25 per month and, depending on your subscription, will give you access to up to 54 live channels, including Sky Sports Main Event.

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Now TV

If you don’t already have Sky Sports, the quickest and easiest way to access Man United vs Man City this evening is with a Now TV sports pass. Buying a Now TV pass doesn’t require any prior subscription – simply create an account by entering your details, choose the pass you want, download the Now TV Player app and away you go.

Now TV Sky Sports passes come in four forms: the Day Pass (£9), Week Pass (£15), Month Pass (£34) and Mobile Month Pass (£6 per month). Sky Sports Main Event isn’t available on the latter just yet, but you can still catch Man United vs Man City on the company’s dedicated Premier League channel.

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Looking to make a long-term investment in a Sky Sports pass? Right now, you’re in luck. Now TV is currently offering three months’ worth of Sky Sports Month Passes for just £20 per month – a saving of 40%.

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How to watch Man United vs Man City wherever you are


You can stream the likes of Now TV and Sky Go to your laptop when you’re abroad these days by way of a virtual private network (VPN). Simply download your chosen VPN, choose the correct server (i.e. the UK), head over to the Now TV or Sky Go website and start streaming Man United vs Man City.

Our favourite VPN at the moment is NordVPN. For £9.15 per month, you’ll be able to stream to six separate devices, meaning you and a group of friends can split the cost and each watch Man United vs Man City in the comfort of your own home.

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Surfshark VPN takes things one step further, supporting unlimited devices for just £9.49 per month. Although the iOS app is a little basic, it’s an effective new VPN that looks like it will only improve with time.

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PureVPN is a solid cheaper option. Its download speeds aren’t the fastest, but it’s quick enough for most and features solid privacy credentials.

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