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Brentford vs Manchester United live stream: How to watch the Premier League from anywhere in the world

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Brentford vs Manchester United live stream, Saturday 13 August, 5.30pm, Sky Sports

Manchester United will be looking to bounce back from an opening-day defeat when they travel to Brentford for the late kick-off on Saturday.

Erik ten Hag got his tenure off to a disappointing start last time out, as the Red Devils slumped to a 2-1 home defeat by Brighton (opens in new tab). United (opens in new tab) were outclassed in the first half in particular, with the visitors to Old Trafford producing the better football. Graham Potter's side were good value for their 2-0 lead at the interval, and they held out reasonably comfortably even after United halved the deficit in the 68th minute.

After a frustrating summer in which the club has so far failed to strengthen the squad to the extent that was expected, United's loss to Brighton shows that Ten Hag has a big job on his hands. 

It would be a mistake to read too much into a single game, but there is no doubt that United will arrive in west London under pressure this weekend. A second consecutive loss is unthinkable, even at this early stage of the campaign.

Brentford (opens in new tab) showed an abundance of sprit and character in their opening game of the season, coming back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 with Leicester (opens in new tab). Thomas Frank's side are out to avoid second season syndrome this term, and that result at the King Power Stadium will give them plenty of belief ahead of the visit of United.

Cristiano Ronaldo is in line to start for the Red Devils after beginning the Brighton loss on the bench. Anthony Martial is a doubt, while Brandon Williams is definitely out. Christian Eriksen will drop back into a deeper midfield role after being trialled as a false nine last time out.

This game may have come too early for Mikkel Damsgaard, who was confirmed as a Brentford player on Wednesday. Frank will have to make do without defensive trio Kristoffer Ajer, Ethan Pinnock and Sergi Canos.

Kick-off is at 5.30pm BST on Saturday 13 August, and UK viewers can watch the game live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. (opens in new tab) See below for international broadcast options.

VPN guide

Use a VPN to watch Premier league football from outside your country

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If you’re out of the country for a round of Premier League fixtures, then annoyingly your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!). You'll be blocked from watching it, which is not ideal if you’ve paid up for a subscription and still want to catch the action without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

But assistance is on hand. To get around that, all you have to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and won't automatically block the service you've paid for. All the info going between is entirely encrypted – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there, including:

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ExpressVPN including a 30-day, money-back guarantee

FourFourTwo’s brainy office mates TechRadar (opens in new tab) love its super speedy connections, trustworthy security and the fact it works with Android, Apple, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, PS4 and loads more. You also get a money-back guarantee, 24/7 support and it's currently available for a knockdown price. Go get it! 

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NordVPN with quality mobile and desktop apps

A cheaper option and almost ExpressVPN's equal when it comes to quality, too. A single subscription covers six connections, so you can use it on mobile, laptop, streaming devices and more, all at the same time.

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Surfshark offers a great VPN at a fraction of the price

It's clear to see why Surfshark is top of TechRadar's best cheap VPN table – it combines an excellent product with bargain pricing, starting at £2/$2.50 a month!

UK TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for UK subscribers

UK VPN Premier League live streams

Sky Sports (opens in new tab) and BT Sport (opens in new tab) are the two main players once again, but Amazon (opens in new tab) also have a slice of the pie in 2021/22. 

US TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for US subscribers

USA VPN Premier League live streams

NBC Sports Group are the Premier League rights holders, with the Peacock Premium (opens in new tab) streaming platform showing even more than the 175 games it aired last season, with other matches split between NBCSN channel, CNBC and the over-the-air NBC broadcast channel. If you pick up a fuboTV subscription (opens in new tab) for the games not on Peacock Premium, you'll be able to watch every game.

Head back to our VPN advice so you can take advantage when you're out of the country. 

Canada TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for Canadian subscribers

Canada VPN Premier League live streams

DAZN (opens in new tab) subscribers can watch every single Premier League game in 2021/22 – and it gets better. After a one-month free trial, you'll only have to pay a rolling $20-a-month fee, or make it an annual subscription of $150.

The broadcaster also has all the rights to Champions League and Europa League games in Canada, too.

Want in while you're out of Canada? Scroll back up and check out the VPN offers above. 

Australia TV rights

How to watch Premier League live streams for Australian subscribers

Australia VPN Premier League live streams

Optus Sport (opens in new tab) are offering every game of the Premier League season for just $14.99/month for non-subscribers, which you can get via a Fetch TV box (opens in new tab) and other friendly streaming devices.

To take advantage while you're not Down Under, follow the VPN advice towards the top of this page. 

New Zealand TV rights

How to watch a Premier League live stream for New Zealand subscribers

New Zealand VPN Premier League live streams

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Spark Sport (opens in new tab) are serving up all 380 games – plus various highlights and magazine shows throughout the week, as well as the Champions League – for $24.99 a month, after a seven-day free trial. 

It's also available via web browsers, Apple/Android devices, Google Chromecast and some Samsung TVs, and Apple TV and Smart TV compatibility new for this season.

Check out our VPN deals to watch when you’re not in New Zealand.

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