Brighton vs Manchester United live stream, match preview, team news and kick-off time for this Premier League match

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Brighton vs Manchester United live stream and match preview, Thursday May 4, 8pm BST

Brighton vs Manchester United live stream and match preview

Looking for a Brighton vs Manchester United live stream? We've got you covered. Brighton vs Manchester United is on Sky Sports in the UK. Brit abroad? Use a VPN to watch the Premier League with your subscription from anywhere.

Brighton are fresh off a rollicking 6-0 win over Wolves at the weekend and, with games in hand over all the teams around them, still have a strong chance of making a fifth-place finish.

However, a series of tough fixtures stand in their way before the end of the season: Arsenal, Newcastle, Manchester City and Aston Villa make the Seagulls' run-in one of the hardest in the league.

Manchester United – their recent opponents in the FA Cup semi-final – will not be easy either. Erik ten Hag's United are unbeaten in five in the league, and have a battle on their hands to claim third spot.

Kick-off is at 8pm GMT. Make sure you know how to watch the Premier League wherever you are.

Team news

Moises Caicedo, Alexis Mac Allister and Karou Mitoma are all back in contention for Brighton – though whether they need them after the weekend's excellent performance is another matter.

For Manchester United, absences include Raphael Varane and Scott McTominay, with all of Alejandro Garnacho, Donny van de Beek and Lisandro Martinez.


Brighton: WLWLW

Manchester United: WDWWW


Andre Marriner will be the referee for Brighton vs Manchester United.


Brighton vs Manchester United will be played at the Amex Stadium in Brighton.

Kick-off and channel

Brighton vs Manchester United kick-off is at 8pm BST on Thursday May 4 in the UK. The game is being shown on /Sky Sports Main Event.

In the US, kick-off time is 3pm ET / 12pm PT. The match will be shown on NBC in the US. See below for international broadcast options.

VPN guide

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

If you’re out of the country for a Premier League fixture, then you won't be able to watch on your domestic streaming service as usual. The broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!) and blocks you from watching it. You can use a VPN to get around that, though, without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs, creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and will let you watch. And all the info going between is entirely encrypted, anonymous and safe – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there. For the Premier League, FourFourTwo currently recommends:


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International Premier League TV rights

• UK: Sky Sports and BT Sport are the two main players once again, but Amazon also have a slice of the pie in 2022/23. 
• USA: NBC Sports Group are the Premier League rights holders, with the Peacock Premium streaming platform showing even more than the 175 games it aired last season. If you pick up a fuboTV subscription for the games not on Peacock Premium, you'll be able to watch every game.
• Canada: The way to watch Premier League football in 2022/23 is fuboTV, which has exclusive rights to all the action.
• Australia: Optus Sport will screen every game of the Premier League season. Non-subscribers can access the action via a Fetch TV box and other friendly streaming devices.
• New Zealand: Sky Sport are serving up all 380 games – plus various highlights and magazine shows throughout the week, as well as the Champions League.

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Conor Pope
Online Editor

Conor Pope is the Online Editor of FourFourTwo, overseeing all digital content, and joined the team in February 2019. He plays football regularly, both on grass and artificial surfaces, and has a large, discerning and ever-growing collection of football shirts from around the world.

He supports Blackburn Rovers and holds a season ticket with south London non-league side Dulwich Hamlet. His main football passions include Tugay, the San Siro and only using a winter ball when it snows.