Manchester United vs Omonia Nicosia live stream, match preview, team news and kick-off time for the Europa League clash

Manchester United vs Omonia Nicosia live stream
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring for Manchester United against Everton to rack up his 700th career goal. (Image credit: Getty Images)

Manchester United vs Omonia Nicosia live stream, Thursday 13 October, 8pm BST

Manchester United vs Omonia Nicosia live stream and match preview

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Manchester United will be looking for their third win of the Europa League campaign when they host Omonia Nicosia on Thursday.

The Red Devils made heavy work of their first meeting with Omonia last week. Erik ten Hag’s team left Cyprus with all three points, but they had to withstand some late pressure from the home side. United (opens in new tab) ultimately held on for a 3-2 win, but they will hope for a more straightforward encounter at Old Trafford.

United are playing catch-up in Group E after losing 1-0 to Real Sociedad on matchday one. The Basque side have a perfect record after three rounds of fixtures, and United may have to win in San Sebastien on matchday six to finish first. In the revamped Europa League, group winners advance straight to the round of 16, while runners-up must contest a knockout round play-off.

Omonia have lost all three games so far and are highly unlikely to remain in the Europa League beyond the group phase. They do still have something to play for, though: a third-place finish would earn them a spot in the Europa Conference League after Christmas.

United will have to make do without Harry Maguire, Donny van de Beek, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Brandon Williams. Anthony Martial could be fit for the weekend’s game against Newcastle but will not feature here, so Cristiano Ronaldo is in line to start up front.

Omonia’s first-choice goalkeeper Fabiano was taken off at the weekend, so Konstantinos Panagi looks set to get the nod between the sticks. Manchester City academy graduate Brandon Barker will hope to start in the city of his birth.

Form

Manchester United: WWLWL

Omonia Nicosia: LLWWL

Referee

Jerome Brisard of France will be the referee for Manchester United vs Omonia Nicosia.

Stadium

Manchester United vs Omonia Nicosia will be played at Old Trafford.

Elsewhere in the group

The night's other Group E game between Real Sociedad and Sheriff Tiraspol kicks off at 8pm BST.

Kick-off and channel

Kick-off is at 8pm BST on Thursday 13 October and the game is being shown live on BT Sport 1 (opens in new tab) in the UK. See below for international broadcast options.

VPN guide

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

If you’re out of the country for a round of Europa 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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International TV rights

• UK: BT Sport (opens in new tab) – which you can get with a non-subscription £25 monthly pass (opens in new tab)
• USA: CBS (opens in new tab) - plans start at $5.99 a month (opens in new tab)
• Canada: DAZN (opens in new tab) – which you can get with a non-subscription $24.99 monthly pass (opens in new tab)
• Australia: Stan Sport (opens in new tab) – this is from $20 a month (opens in new tab) (including a $10 Stan basic subscription) and comes with a seven day free trial
• New Zealand: Spark Sport (opens in new tab) – a subscription is $24.99 a month (opens in new tab), with a seven day free trial

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Greg Lea

Greg Lea is a freelance football journalist who's filled in wherever FourFourTwo needs him since 2014. He became a Crystal Palace fan after watching a 1-0 loss to Port Vale in 1998, and once got on the scoresheet in a primary school game against Wilfried Zaha's Whitehorse Manor (an own goal in an 8-0 defeat).