The two most successful pages in the FA Cup story go head-to-head in a fourth round tie that has us quenching. Arsenal vs Manchester United is an exciting grudge match at best times, but a Friday night FA Cup clash on free-to-air TV in the UK feels like it's even more an occasion than normal and we'll tell you how to get a free Arsenal vs Man United live stream anywhere.
Arsenal vs Manchester United – where and then
FA Cup showdown will take place at Arsenal's home ̵
Those who say the FA Cup has lost its magic do not need much persuasion to throw their mind back 20 years (yes 20 years!) To one of the great FA Cup goals. The round Ryan Giggs run and thundering finish past David Seaman to take United until the 1999 Cup Final deep in time after Peter Schmeichel's penalty kick. It was that kind of moment to give goosebumps to even neutral football fans.
Run over two decades and both clubs are in very different places until then. Manchester United has gone from a treble winning side to the club in crisis. Although Ole Gunnar Solskjær's productive beginnings in his time as a leader have helped to stabilize the ship and get the best out of songs like Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford. While the 2017 FA Cup winners Arsenal finally begin to emerge from the post-Arsene Wenger era to a team to be reckoned with. They can sit at fifth in the Premier League, but the potent duo Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang turn their luck around.
Given their league positions, this year's FA Cup feels as important as ever for Arsenal and Manchester United. Below, we'll talk you through the best ways to watch the FA Cup action in the UK and around the world so you can make sure you can easily stream the game.
How to live stream FA Cup in the UK for free:
The BBC will host the FA Cup action with coverage from kl. 19.30 GMT Friday night. You can watch it live on TV, via the BBC iPlayer app or online with iPlayer live stream . You have to pay for a TV license if you want to see this in the UK though. There is also the BBC Sport website, which will be live streaming throughout the game in the same way as the BBC One cover.
If you can't live stream FA Cup as it does, TVPlayer Plus is a service that allows you to "record" Chelsea vs Man United and watch it later. You need to sign up for a paid account, but the good news is that the site offers a 14-day free trial so no payment is required.
Out of Britain tonight? Try to watch the game from abroad and you will find that BBC coverage has been obstructed. But that doesn't mean you can't see – you could download and install a VPN service that will help you make your laptop or mobile appear to be back in the UK.
Live stream Arsenal vs Manchester United anywhere in the world
In the United States? Continue scrolling as we have your display options below. But if no one in your country shows the game, then there's a clever little trick you can use to watch it anyway.
The only legal alternative we know 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 – one that shows the football – so you can watch online as if you were there. In addition, you use a VPN to make you more secure on the Internet as your activity becomes encrypted.
We've tested and reviewed more than 100 providers to see which one is recommended, and we consider ExpressVPN the absolute best. It's fast, secure and compatible with lots of different devices (Amazon Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Xbox, PS4, etc.). It heads up to our top 3 choices (see below) and it even comes with a 30 day money back guarantee so you can try before you buy.
1. ExpressVPN: the best all-round VPN for streaming, delivered with a 30-day trial and 3 months FREE with an annual plan
2. IPVanish : puts premium on security and supports up to 10 devices, so good on the go
3. NordVPN: SmartPlay tech makes NordVPN a good and affordable choice for streaming
When you're done with your chosen provider, just open the app and choose the right location – it's super easy to make. Choose UK if you want to stream the FA Cup live on TVPlayer – a free and legal way to stream live all the football action you can get from the Emirates.
Where can I see Arsenal vs Manchester United using a VPN?  A VPN allows you to get the UK's FA Cup live stream from literally anywhere. So, of course, it includes: USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, China, Russia, France, Spain, Japan, Italy, Poland, Germany, Mexico, Czech Republic, Austria, Thailand, Denmark, China, South Africa, Argentina, Singapore, Turkey and more!
How to see the FA Cup: Live stream in the US FREE
Having launched in 2018 online subscription service ESPN + is now taking on more and more speed – together with a wider range of sports. And now it has succeeded in catching FA Cup football too.
It only costs $ 4.99 per. Month and allows you to view online as well as via its apps for mobile app and TV streams on e.g. Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, PS4 and Xbox.
But the best news is that you can get hold of a seven day free trial. So if you haven't used ESPN + before, you can sign up for it and get the taste of its sports coverage without paying anything.