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How to watch the Manchester derby for free

It's not just the Manchester derby. It's the latest installation of Pep vs. Jose.


Jackson Fowler


Posted on Nov 11, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 1:58 am CDT


Manchester City vs. Manchester United is one of the best intracity rivalries in all of sports, but it can be hard to watch if you’ve cut the cord. If you need a free Man City-Man Utd live stream, here’s everything you need to know to watch the Manchester derby.

Manchester City vs. Manchester United

  • When: 11:30am ET on Sunday, Nov. 11
  • Where: Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England
  • Stream: NBCSN, NBC Universo

Man City vs. Man Utd live stream: How to watch the Manchester derby for free

All six of the major live TV streaming services off NBC Sports Network (NBCSN). Even better, all of them offer a one-week free trial, so you can test things out with a Man City vs. Man Utd live stream and see how you like the service. Here’s what you should know about each one before getting started.

1) Hulu with Live TV

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Hulu with Live TV is the only streaming service that offers a deep catalog of on-demand entertainment to go along with live TV channels. Hulu’s lineup includes ESPN, FX, and the CW, among plenty of others. (Here’s the complete list of Hulu Live TV channels.)


2) Sling TV

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Sling TV

Sling TV is one of the biggest names and streaming. And lucky for you, it also offers the cheapest way to watch Man. City vs. Man. U online. You can get Sling Blue (seen below) for just $30 per month. It gets you both NBCSN and NBCSN, in addition to FS1, FS2, and NFL Network, but you can also upgrade to Sling Orange + Blue to ESPN channels too. (Here’s a complete guide to Sling TV channels.)


3) FuboTV

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Fubo has all the ways to catch the EPL, offering the full buffet of NBC channels, and pretty much everything else you could ever hope to stream when it comes to international soccer. If you’re the type of person who insists on saying “futbol,” FuboTV is the live TV streaming service for you. (Here’s the complete FuboTV channels list.)


4) YouTube TV

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  • Cost: $49.99 per month (after a 7-day free trial)
  • Devices: Google ChromecastRokuApple TVAndroid TV, Xbox One, Hisense, Sharp, Vizio, Samsung TV, LG TV, iOS, and Android devices
  • Game-changing feature: You can add up to six accounts per household, and each one of those accounts gets unlimited cloud DVR. Even better: You can fast-forward through ads in recorded programs.

As if you weren’t already spending too much time on YouTube, now there’s YouTube TV, a separate live TV streaming service that has everything you need to stream soccer, including some channels dedicated to MLS team. (You can find the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)


 5) AT&T Now

  • Cost: $60-$135 per month
  • Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Samsung TV, iOS and Android devices
  • Local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)

There’s a good chance that you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs. The second you sign up you’ll gain instant access to 45+ channels, including local channels and even free HBO on PLUS and MAX channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR which lets you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.


Man City vs. Man U: Why it matters

Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho has lived his life on the hot seat, and this game could be make-or-break moment as Man U faces intracity rival Manchester City. City coach Pep Guardiola has his team on an unbeaten streak to start the Premier League season, but Mourinho is the rel reason to watch Manchester City vs. Manchester United online. The two-time UEFA Champions League winner has been in charge of his fair share of big clubs, so he doesn’t want to leave this job with a whimper, and a loss would give the Man United board and the Glazer family plenty of reason to fire Mourinho. Both teams come in looking to make a statement.

Manchester City’s philosophy for this game is the same it has been under all of Pep’s reign: to possess the ball and make quick passes upfield to try and get in behind the defenders. This strategy works most effectively when teams give City all the possession, which is exactly how United plays. Pep is the footballing wizard who believes in overwhelming opponents, while Jose wants to defend and beat you by one goal on the last kick. It’s not the Manchester derby, it’s the latest installation of Pep vs. Jose.

New to cord-cutting? Here are our picks for the best movie streaming sites of 2018 and free live TV apps and channels. If you’re looking for a specific channel, here’s how to watch HBO, Showtime, Starz, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, AMC, FX, Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, CNBC, FS1, TBS, TNT, Golf Channel, Cartoon Network/Adult Swim, PBS, the CW, BBC, CSPAN, NBA TV, MTV, the Weather Channel, and NFL RedZone without cable, as well as free movies on YouTube. If you’re on the move, here’s how to watch Fox Sports Go and live stream NBC Sports.

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*First Published: Nov 11, 2018, 4:00 am CST