Manchester United vs AC Milan live stream: how to watch the Europa League in 4K

Manchester United vs AC Milan is a match worthy of any competition, not just because these two old names occupy a certain place in football history but because both sit second in their domestic leagues with a sniff of a chance at the title. A Europa League trophy is well within grasp for either but, of course, there can only be one winner. Make sure you know how to watch a Manchester United vs AC Milan live stream in 4K and wherever you are in the world.

This is the eleventh time the two clubs have met in European competition but the first time they’ve done so in the Europa League. Out of their five knock-out encounters to date, it’s Milan that has the advantage with a considerably lop-sided 4-1 tally, but that’s all ancient history.

It’s Milan who are in worse shape going into the tie. The club’s league form has been patchy, with just two wins from their last five, allowing rivals Inter to open up a six-point gap in the race for the Scudetto.

What’s more, there are injury issues ahead of the trip to Old Trafford, not least of which is Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s knee which rules the striker out of the first leg, at best. Other absentees include key attackers Ante Rebic and Hakan Calhanoglu.

For United, the news is better. Marcus Rashford did not suffer a ligament injury in the Manchester derby although he is still unlikely to feature on Thursday. There are plenty of other doubts but it’s at this time in the season when managers have to take one or two risks and Ole Gunnar Solksjaer will likely try to stick to Sunday’s winning formula as best as possible.

It’s a 5.55pm kick-off at the Old Trafford on Thursday evening. Lucky football fans in Australia can subscribe to Optus Sports to catch all of the Premier League, Champions League and Europa League matches for just AU$14.99/month. Make sure to use a VPN if needed when travelling outside Australia for access.

Read on for more details on how to watch a Manchester United vs AC Milan live stream in 4K, and wherever you are in the world.

Manchester United vs AC Milan live stream for $5.99

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Soccer fans in the States are lucky enough to be able to watch UEFA Europa League and Champions League games live through CBS All Access – and the first 7 days are free. After that, you’ll pay $5.99 a month. No contract. Bargain, right?

Of course, CBS All Access is only available within the US. Stuck abroad? Simply use a VPN to access a live stream without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.

Watch Manchester United vs AC Milan anywhere in the world using a VPN

Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Europa League rights holders, you won’t be able to use them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.

There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you’re not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.

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ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There’s 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up. Try it – it’s easier than you think.

Watch Manchester United vs AC Milan in Australia

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If you’re in Australia, local streaming service Optus Sport provides live coverage of the Champions League, Europa League and Premier League for just AU$14.99 per month or AU$68 for six months.

Stuck outside Oz at the moment? Don’t forget that you can use a VPN to access a live stream without being blocked.

Optus Sport 6-month pass for AU$68 (£39/$53)
Watch live Premier League, Champions League, Europa League matches and exclusive sports documentaries on streaming service Optus Sport. Watch on mobile, tablet, TV, computer or games console. Cancel anytime.View Deal

You can download the Optus Sport app for Android and iOS devices. Fetch TV, Apple TV, Android TV, LG, Amazon Fire, and Chromecast also carry the app for smart TV viewing. You can watch Optus Sport live streams through Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge browsers and, lastly, it’s also available on Xbox.

Watch Manchester United vs AC Milan in UK

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Rights to show the UEFA Europa League in the UK belong to BT Sport, whose long-term deal to broadcast all matches from UEFA club competitions means you’ll also be able to watch the Champions League.

BT Sport for existing BT TV customers from £7.50
Upgrading to all four BT Sport channels is no big deal if you’re already a BT customer. Those with BT TV already can access the channels for £7.50 per month for the first three months. BT Broadband customers can enjoy the BT Sport app and watch on the go for the same price.View Deal

New BT broadband and BT TV customers get access to some great deals including BT Sport while existing BT customers can upgrade to the sport channels for as little as £10 per month.

Sky TV users can also add BT Sport to their existing package from £30 a month, but that will not include any 4K viewing. It’s also worth looking out for bundled Sky Sports and BT Sport deals.

However you subscribe to BT Sport, though, you will get access to streams via the BT website and BT Sport app, so you can watch on the move within the UK or from abroad, using a VPN .

Watch Manchester United vs AC Milan live in 4K

You can watch Manchester United vs AC Milan in 4K HDR, beamed at 50fps on BT Sport Ultimate, channel 433. If you’re hooked up specifically on the BT TV platform then it’s also available in with Dolby Atmos sound.

BT Sport Ultimate fixtures are also available, minus the Atmos, for Virgin Media customers who subscribe to the BT Sport Collection. You can enjoy it in 4K HDR on channel 555.

BT Sport Collection on Virgin Media £18 per month
The BT Sport Collection on Virgin Media is a £18 bolt-on, at the time of writing. It brings coverage of football, rugby, cricket, UFC and more, plus access to BT Sport Ultra HD for 4K viewing. You can cancel the subscription at any time.View Deal

Those on Virgin Media will need the Virgin V6 box and a 4K TV to make sure they’re getting the action at maximum resolution. With the basic Big Bundle, BT Sport is £18 per month but all five BT Sport channels, including Ultra HD, are included on the larger TV packages which start at £57 per month. More details on Virgin Media TV bundles.

BT Sport Ultimate is not available on the Sky TV platform but anyone with an Xbox, PlayStation, Apple TV or a Samsung TV can watch the Champions League in 4K HDR using the BT Sport app with the BT Sport Monthly Pass. No contract required.

BT Sport Monthly Pass £25 per month
Enjoy the Europa League, FA Cup, Premier League and more in 4K HDR, all contract-free through the BT Sport app on games consoles, Apple TV and Samsung TVs. You do not need to be a BT customer and can opt out at any time.View Deal

Watch a free Manchester United vs AC Milan live stream

Football fans in Austria, Canada, Germany and Japan get the chance to watch the UEFA Europa League for free. DAZN has the rights to show the Europa and Champions Leagues and a whole host of sports in these territories, and, best of all, DAZN offers a free trial. So long as you’ve not used yours already, then you can fill your boots.

UEFA Europa League free with DAZN free trial
DAZN has the rights to the Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, US Sports, Fightsports, and much more live and on demand in Austria, Canada, Germany and Japan. Try free for 1 month. Cancel at anytime.View Deal

Sadly the DAZN free trial isn’t available to those outside these regions. If you are a DAZN customer but travelling abroad, simply use a VPN to access a Manchester United vs AC Milan live stream without being blocked.

It’s also worth noting that there are free streams on terrestrial channels such Match TV in Russia, if that’s where you happen to be. You can find a full list of the world’s broadcasters with rights to show the live Europa League football here.

Europa League Fixtures

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All times shown in GMT.

Thursday 11th March

Ajax vs Young Boys – 17:55, BT Sport Digital Exclusive

Dynamo Kiev vs Villarreal – 17:55, BT Sport Digital Exclusive

Man Utd vs AC Milan – 17:55, BT Sport 1 / BT Sport Ultimate

Slavia Prague vs Rangers – 17:55, BT Sport 3

Granada vs Molde – 20:00, BT Sport Digital Exclusive

Olympiakos vs Arsenal – 20:00, BT Sport 2

Roma vs Shakhtar Donetsk – 20:00,BT Sport Digital Exclusive

Tottenham Hotspur vs Dinamo Zagreb – 20:00, BT Sport ESPN

Thursday 18th March

Arsenal vs Olympiakos – 17:55, BT Sport 1

Dinamo Zagreb vs Tottenham Hotspur – 17:55, BT Sport Digital Exclusive

Molde vs Granada – 17:55, BT Sport Digital Exclusive

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Roma – 17:55, BT Sport Digital Exclusive

AC Milan vs Man Utd – 20:00, BT Sport 2 / BT Sport Ultimate

Rangers vs Slavia Prague – 20:00, BT Sport 3

Villarreal vs Dynamo Kiev – 20:00, BT Sport Digital Exclusive

Young Boys vs Ajax – 20:00, BT Sport Digital Exclusive