How to watch Manchester United vs Newcastle United: Live stream Saturday’s Premier League fixture anywhere online
Manchester United host Newcastle United in their fourth Premier League fixture on the season on Saturday, 11 August. Kickoff begins at 3pm BST Live from Old Trafford in Manchester. Unfortunately, the game won’t be broadcast on terrestrial television in the UK, which means that United fans will have to resort to other means to watch the potential second debut of their superstar and footballing icon, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Your best way to follow the game is via live commentary on BBC Radio Five Live. However, just because the game isn’t being broadcast in the UK, that doesn’t mean that that’s the case with other countries.
You can stream live coverage of Manchester United vs Newcastle United on sports streaming service DAZN (free trial for new members) if you live in Canada and Fubo TV (free trials available) in the USA. If you’re travelling abroad, you can access all the above services using a good VPN service, like ExpressVPN (30-day moneyback guarantee).
While Saturday’s game would have been an ordinary affair with the home side (sitting in a comfortable third position in the Premier League) starting as favourites to defeat Newcastle United (who are languishing near the EPL relegation zone), the game has taken on additional importance after Manchester United signed one of the best players in the world – and someone they helped nurture – in Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese captain was first signed by Manchester United in 2003 during their glory years under the reign of Sir Alex Fergusson, who Ronaldo holds in very high regard. The legendary United manager was instrumental in getting the prolific striker back to Old Trafford a few weeks ago when news broke that CR7 was about to join their intercity rivals and reigning EPL champions, Manchester City.
At 36 years old, Ronaldo is not the spring chicken he was during his first stint at Manchester United, and during the most prolific years of his career at Real Madrid, but he’s still one of the best players in the world. He proved this as recently as last year when he was the highest goal-scorer in the Italian Serie A for Juventus.
For those looking for more recent proof, Ronaldo scored two goals – both headers – as recently as 1 September to help Portugal defeat Ireland. He’s looking for a few more trophies to cement his career as one of the best footballers to ever grace the beautiful game.
Meanwhile, Manchester United – who made a habit of winning trophies in the mid-’90s and 2000s – have seen their trophy chest dry up in the recent past. The Red Devils haven’t won any silverware since 2016-17. They came agonisingly close to winning the Europa Cup last season but lost in the penalty shootout.
Can Saturday’s game be proof of a galvanised Manchester United under one of its favourite footballing sons? We’ll be watching keenly to find out whether CR7 can live up to his name and deliver Ole Gunnar Solksjaer some silverware like he made a habit of doing when they were teammates.
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Will Cristiano Ronaldo start against Newcastle United on Saturday?
Ronaldo left the Portuguese national team and has been training at Manchester United’s Carrington training base this week. The big question is whether he will make his second debut for Manchester United on Saturday, or whether Solksjaer will hold him off for United’s opening Champions League fixture on Tuesday, 14 September.
Manchester United have yet to register a defeat this Premier League season, grabbing 7 points after their first 3 games. Newcastle United are on the opposite end of the spectrum, as they are yet to register their first victory of the season, gaining just 1 point from the same number of games.
The Red Devils have had a relatively easy run of three games in as many weeks so far, but that changes soon with the Champions League fixtures coming into play from next week, so Solksjaer may want to rotate his players and ensure they’re fresh given United now have three games in the span of nine days and several players have returned after playing two or more games for their country in the FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers.
Manchester United’s next Premier League fixture is against West Ham in London next Sunday (19 September).
We’ll update this page as soon as we get official confirmation but given that United don’t plat at home for at least the next fortnight, we’ll be surprised if Ronaldo doesn’t feature – in some capacity – in front of his home supporters/worshippers at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon.
How to watch Manchester United vs Newcastle United free in Canada: DAZN
The Premier League only broadcasts select games in the UK, but that’s not the case elsewhere in the world. If you live in Canada, you’ll be familiar with popular sports streaming service DAZN that has the rights to broadcast most popular football/soccer games, including live matches from the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League, EFL Cup and Championship.
A DAZN subscription costs $20/mth or $150 annually. If you choose the latter, you get the first month free. While you’ll need to enter your credit card details, you can cancel your subscription at any time without being charged.
Kickoff between Manchester United and Newcastle United starts at 10am EDT on DAZN.
How to watch Manchester United vs Newcastle United free in the USA: Fubo TV
Like in the UK, different Premier League games are available on different services in the US, but the best way to make this choice easier is to subscribe to Fubo TV which – like DAZN – has a free trial for new customers. The service has 100+ live channels, including ESPN, FOX, FX, ABC and USA, which is the official channel to watch Saturday’s game.
The service has different subscription tiers, starting from $64/mth for the Starter plan, which gives you access to 111 channels and the ability to stream content on three screens at the same time. Even better, some of Fubo TV’s plans come with a free one-week trial.
Kickoff between Manchester United and Newcastle United starts at 10am EDT on USA (accessible via Fubo TV).
How to watch Manchester United vs Newcastle United anywhere in the world: use a good VPN
The only way to access both DAZN and Fubo TV if you’re travelling or holidaying abroad is by using a good VPN service. A VPN lets you “virtually” browse from anywhere that you want by changing your device’s IP address. Apart from its multitude of streaming benefits, we recommend everyone use a VPN because it’s the only surefire way to shield all your browsing activity from your internet service provider, mobile service provider and hackers.
While there are tons of VPNs that claim to give you instant access to streaming sites around the world, most don’t live up to these claims. Thankfully for you, we’ve tested some of the best VPN services and there are two we highly recommend for streaming Ronaldo’s potential second debut for The Red Devils on Saturday.
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ExpressVPN: We can’t recommend ExpressVPN highly enough, especially if your aim is to stream content in other countries. The service has been publicly audited to prove that your data is secure and there’s 24/7 customer support in case you need a hand setting things up or accessing specific servers. A single subscription covers five devices and our readers get a 30-day moneyback guarantee and 49% off if you choose the one-year plan.
NordVPN: A close second to ExpressVPN is NordVPN. Both services share many of the same features that we’ve come to expect from all our top VPNs, including usage on multiple devices, round-the-clock customer support, a 30-day moneyback guarantee and secure servers that won’t ever compromise your data. You’ll find NordVPN’s plans cheaper to use and a single subscription covers six devices at the same time.