Man United vs Man City live stream: How to watch the Carabao Cup semi-final online from anywhere

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Local rivals Man United and Man City come face to face again tonight in a repeat of last year's Carabao Cup semi-final, with both teams riding high in the league and hopeful of making it to Wembley.

Don't miss a moment of this tantalizing derby clash by following our Man United vs Man City Carabao Cup semi-final live stream guide, and watch the match online no matter where in the world you are.

While both managers will be keen to stress that their Premier League campaigns are their main focus, tonight's match offers both teams the chance to edge closer to securing the first silverware of the season, while also providing local bragging rights over their neighbors.

Both sides come into tonight's semi-final having delivered arguably their best performances of the season so far. United's steely 2-1 win over Aston Villa saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side move level on points with Liverpool with a game in hand, making their claim to be genuine title contenders this term undeniable.

City meanwhile provided their best performance of the campaign so far, with a 3-1 win over Chelsea away at Stamford Bridge on Sunday in a swashbuckling attacking display that was reminiscent of the free-flowing football that the team produced during the early years of Pep Guardiola's reign at the Etihad.

City have won four of the last five editions of this tournament, and another win this year would see them match Liverpool as the most successful club in the competition's history with eight triumphs. The Red Devils are set to assess Victor Lindelof after the defender missed the last two games with a back injury, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side will be without Edinson Cavani, with the Uruguayan striker still serving a three-match ban, while City will be without Kyle Walker, Gabriel Jesus, Ederson, Ferran Torres, Tommy Doyle and Eric Garcia after testing positive for COVID-19.

It all looks set to be a fascinating game - read on to find out how to watch a Man United vs Man City live stream, no matter where you are in the world.

Man United vs Man City: Where and when?

Today's match takes place behind closed doors at Old Trafford, with kick-off set for 7.45pm GMT local time.

That makes it a 2.45pm ET/ 11.45am PT start for folks tuning in from the U.S., and a 6.45am AEDT kick-off on Thursday morning for folk tuning in from Australia.

Watch Man United vs Man City online from outside your country

We have details of all the US, UK, Australian, and Canadian broadcasters of this match further down in this guide. If you're intent on watching Man United vs Man City, but find yourself away from home then you'll run into problems when trying to stream your domestic coverage online from abroad as it's likely to be geo-blocked.

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How to watch Man United vs Man City online in the U.S. exclusively on ESPN+

ESPN+ has exclusive broadcast rights to the 2020/21 Carabao Cup.

The sports streaming service is available for $4.99 per month and allows you to watch online as well as via its mobile app and TV streamer apps on the likes of Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, PS4, and Xbox. Kick-off for Man United vs Man City is at 2.45pm ET/11.45pm PT.

If you find yourself unable to access ESPN+'s coverage because you're out of the country, remember that you can use a VPN to tune into your usual coverage just like you would at home. Of the many options, ExpressVPN as outlined above, remains one of the best services currently out there.

How to stream Man United vs Man City live in the UK

Tonight's match will be available to watch on Sky Sports Main Event, with coverage from Old Trafford beginning at 7pm GMT ahead of a 7.45pm kick-off.

If you're not a Sky subscriber, you can still easily watch Man United vs Man City online or on TV. That's because of Sky's excellent value streaming offshoot, Now TV.

A Now TV Sports Pass will also get you access to all Sky Sports channels and costs £9.99 a day - though the Monthly Pass is much better value. It will let you watch all of the Premier League matches aired by Sky for the rest of the 2020/21 season - plus all the PGA Tour golf, Test cricket and Formula 1.

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How to stream Man United vs Man City live in Canada

DAZN is the rights holder for live Carabao Cup matches this season in Canada and will be showing all the remaining fixtures live, including this local derby semi-final showdown between Man United and Man City, with kick-off set for 2.45am ET / 11.45 am PT.

The online-only network is offering a one-month free trial that will allow you to watch every tonight's match along with all Premier League fixtures over the next four weeks without paying a dime. If you decide to keep DAZN, you'll pay $20-a-month or an annual subscription of $150. The dedicated DAZN app is available for iOS and Android phones and tablets, as well as Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Apple TV plus most modern Smart TVs. Canadians outside of the country can follow the VPN route above and tune in with a DAZN log-in all the same.

Live stream Man United vs Man City live in Australia

If you're planning on watching this semi-final between local rivals Man United vs Man City in Australia, then you'll need to be an BeIN Sport subscriber as the network holds exclusive live broadcast rights to the Carabao Cup Down Under.

Kick-off in Australia is at 6.45am AEDT in the early hours of Thursday morning.

Kevin Lynch