Say what you like about the magic of the FA Cup (or the lack thereof these days), but when teams get to the last eight, they have their eyes entirely on the prize – especially two teams with such a heritage in the competition. Having FA Cup football on a Saturday night seems like a great way to build up interest in this quarter-final match and the great news is that it’s on free-to-air TV in the UK. We’ll tell you how to get a Wolves vs Manchester United live stream wherever you are.
Wolves vs Manchester United – where and when
The Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Man United FA Cup showdown will take place at the former’s home ground of Molineux Stadium in the West Midlands, UK.
The game itself kicks off on Saturday, March 16 at 7.55pm GMT (2.55pm ET or 11.55am PT in the US, and 6.55am AEDT in Australia on Sunday morning).
To be quite honest, it’s not an easy one to call, either. Manchester United have to be at least marginal favourites, after the heroics that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has pulled off since taking over as manager at the club around Christmas. He’s got the club challenging for a top 4 finish in the Premier League, through to the round of eight in the Champions League and getting the best out of superstars like Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford. What a transformation from the dross performances they we producing in 2018.
But the home side, Wolverhampton Wanderers, haven’t had such a bad season themselves. Back in the top flight and currently sitting at an impressive 7th in the table, Nuno Espirito Santo’s big spending side are one of the success story of the season. The likes of Raul Jimenez, Diogo Jota and Ruben Neves have set the tone on which Wolves will want to build over the next few years. And a bit of silverware in 2019 would be a fantastic place to start.
With 16 FA Cup wins between them and both teams playing such brilliant football at the moment, this is a quarter-final not to be missed. Below we’re going to talk you through the best ways to watch the FA Cup action in the UK and the rest of the world so you can ensure you can easily live stream Wolves vs Manchester United.
How to live stream the FA Cup in the UK for free:
The BBC will be hosting the FA Cup action with coverage starting at 7.30pm GMT on Saturday night. You’ll be able to watch it live on TV, through the BBC iPlayer app or online with the iPlayer live stream. You’ll have to pay for a TV license if you want to watch this in the UK though. There’s also the BBC Sport website that will be live streaming the whole game in a similar way to the BBC One coverage too.
If you can’t live stream the FA Cup as it happens then TVPlayer Plus is a service that allows you to ‘record’ Wolves vs Man United and watch it later. You’ll need to sign up for a paid account, but the good news there is that the site offers a 14-day free trial so no payment is required.
Out of the UK tonight? Try to watch the game from abroad and you’ll find that the BBC coverage has been geo-blocked. But that doesn’t mean you can’t watch – you could download and install a VPN service, which will help you to make your laptop or mobile appear like it’s back in the UK…
Live stream Wolves vs Manchester United from outside your country
In the US? Then keep scrolling, as we have your viewing options below.
But if you’re abroad for the game and find that you can’t watch your home coverage online because it is geo-blocked, we have a handy alternative to allow you to watch as if you were back on your sofa.
The only legal alternative we know of is to download and install a Virtual Private Network (or VPN). The software allows you to change your IP address to a server in another country so that you can watch online as if you were there. What’s more, using a VPN also makes you more secure online, as your activity will be encrypted.
We’ve tested and reviewed more than 100 providers to see which one to recommend and we rate ExpressVPN as the absolute best. It’s fast, secure and compatible on loads of different devices (Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox, PS4, etc). It heads up our top 3 picks (see below) and it even comes with a 30-day money back guarantee so that you you can try before you buy.
1. ExpressVPN: the best all-round VPN for streaming, comes with 30-day trial and 3 months FREE with an annual plan
2. IPVanish: puts premium on security and supports up to 10 devices, so great on the go
3. NordVPN: SmartPlay tech makes NordVPN a great, affordable choice for streaming
Once you’re up and running with your chosen provider, you then simply need to open the app and select the appropriate location – it’s super easy to do.
How to watch the FA Cup: live stream in the US for FREE
Having launched in 2018, online subscription service ESPN+ is now picking up more and more momentum – along with a greater range of sports. And now’s it’s managed to snag FA Cup football, too.
It only costs $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.
But the best news is that you can grab a seven-day FREE trial. So if you haven’t used ESPN+ before, you can sign up for that and get a taster of its sports coverage without paying a thing.