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Leicester City v Manchester United live stream: how to watch the FA Cup wherever you are in the world

Leicester City v Manchester United live stream
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Leicester City v Manchester United live stream, BBC, Sunday 21 March, 5pm GMT

Manchester United will be looking to advance to the semi-finals of the FA Cup when they take on Leicester this weekend.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer appeared to dismiss the importance of trophies earlier this week, stating that securing silverware at all costs was an “ego thing” for certain managers. It was a strange comment for a manager of Manchester United to make, given that trophies are what has defined the club throughout much of its history. The Norwegian is under pressure to get his hands on a tangible prize sooner rather than later, having yet to lead United to success in any competition since taking control.

In that regard, Thursday’s 1-0 victory over AC Milan was a step in the right direction. United are now through to the last eight of the Europa League, a competition which the bookmakers consider them favourites to win. 

They will also have designs on going all the way in the FA Cup, even if the presence in the tournament of Manchester City and Chelsea complicates matters somewhat. Leicester, too, are not ideal opponents for United to be facing, with the Foxes just one point worse off than United in the Premier League after 29 games each.

There was nothing to choose between these two teams when they met at the King Power Stadium on Boxing Day, and this is likely to be another tight affair between two evenly-matched sides. Brendan Rodgers will hope that United’s midweek exertions in Italy play into his team’s hands, with Leicester seeking their first ever triumph in the oldest cup competition in the world.

United will be unable to call upon the services of Juan Mata and Phil Jones, who is a long-term absentee. Edinson Cavani has a 50-50 chance of featuring and Eric Bailly should be fit, but Anthony Martial is a doubt. Paul Pogba could start after coming off the bench to score the winner against Milan.

Leicester will have to make do without Harvey Barnes, Cengiz Under, James Maddison, James Justin, Wes Morgan and Ricardo Pereira, while Dennis Praet and Sidnei Tavares are doubts.

Kick-off is at 5pm GMT and the game is being shown on BBC One and BBC iPlayer in the UK. See below for watching details where you are.

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Use a VPN to watch a Leicester City v Manchester United live stream from outside your country

If you’re on holiday or just simply out of the country, your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows exactly where you are from your IP address. Your access to the game will be automatically blocked, which is annoying if you’ve paid a subscription fee and don't want to use an illegal, buffering stream that makes you miss another Jose Mourinho tantrum. And that's where we recommend ExpressVPN (more on which below). 

All you need to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to get beyond such aggravations (assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs). A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, meaning suppliers can’t work out where you are and what you’re doing. The info going to and from is entirely encrypted.

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