Man Utd vs Real Sociedad: How to watch UEFA Europa League Group E clash on TV, live stream, team news

Manchester United take on Real Sociedad midweek – here’s how to watch the Europa League Group E clash live on TV.
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Manchester United play host to Real Sociedad on Thursday evening as the Red Devils kick off their Europa League campaign.

United have been in fine form over recent weeks, winning four successive Premier League matches including a 2-1 victory over table-toppers Arsenal.

Erik ten Hag’s side have responded well after disappointing defeats to Brighton and Brentford early on, and now they’ll be keen to carry their momentum through to the European competition.

The Red Devils won the Europa League under Jose Mourinho back in 2017.

Manchester United celebrate after beating Ajax 2-0 to win the Europa League under Jose Mourinho in 2017Manchester United celebrate after beating Ajax 2-0 to win the Europa League under Jose Mourinho in 2017
Manchester United celebrate after beating Ajax 2-0 to win the Europa League under Jose Mourinho in 2017

Thursday’s opposition Real Sociedad have had a decent start to the season, winning two and drawing one in their opening four matches. Their only defeat so far has been against the high-flying Barcelona.

In their most recent outing, they put on a resilient performance as they held Atletico Madrid to a 1-1 draw away at Estadio Metropolitano.

United have never lost to Los Txuri-Urdin in four previous meetings, with the most recent being a 4-0 win over two legs in the 2021/22 Europa League knockout stages.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Man Utd vs Real Sociedad, including the latest team news, the kick-off time, and how to watch the game live on UK television.

Is Man Utd vs Real Sociedad on TV and how can I watch it?

Kicking off at 8pm on Thursday 8 September 2022, United’s opening Europa League Group E fixture is indeed on television.

Supporters in the UK can tune into the match on BT Sport 1HD, and it’ll also be available to live stream on the BT Sport app or on the BT Sport website.

These functions will only be available to BT Sport customers, however. Information on how to sign up for BT Sport can be found at the end of this article.

If you’re not around to watch the game at 8pm on Thursday 8 September, highlights will be available on the BT Sport website about 30 minutes after the full-time whistle.

What is the team news ahead of Man Utd vs Real Sociedad?

Attacking duo Anthony Martial and Facundo Pellistri remain a doubt ahead of the clash with Real Sociedad, meanwhile Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Donny van de Beek could see returns to the matchday squad.

Man Utd players (left to right) Scott McTominay, Antony,  Raphael Varane, Christian Eriksen, Tyrella Malacia, Jadon Sancho and Bruno Fernandes in training ahead of their Europa League Group E fixture vs Real SociedadMan Utd players (left to right) Scott McTominay, Antony,  Raphael Varane, Christian Eriksen, Tyrella Malacia, Jadon Sancho and Bruno Fernandes in training ahead of their Europa League Group E fixture vs Real Sociedad
Man Utd players (left to right) Scott McTominay, Antony, Raphael Varane, Christian Eriksen, Tyrella Malacia, Jadon Sancho and Bruno Fernandes in training ahead of their Europa League Group E fixture vs Real Sociedad

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Martin Dubravka is in line to make his debut after completing a move on transfer deadline day and Cristiano Ronaldo will be hoping to make his first start since United lost 4-0 to Brentford in August. See full team news here.

How to sign up to BT Sport

You’ll need a subscription to watch BT Sport and there are a number of options to choose from.

The first of these is the Big Sport subscription starting at £41 per month with a £39.99 upfront fee. It’s a 24-month contract that gives you access to all BT Sport channels, the BT Sport app, as well as all 11 Sky Sports channels and Eurosport 1 and 2. It also enables you to watch Sky Sports via the NOW app with instant access.

Another is the standard Sport subscription that gives you access to all BT Sport channels, the BT Sport app, and BoxNation. This 24-month contract starts a £16 per month with a £39.99 upfront fee.

BT also offer the Monthly Pass, a subscription that allows customers to sign up for a short period of time and cancel with ease. Subscribers won’t be able to watch on TV, but rather on the BT Sport app only. It gives you a month of every BT Sport channel.

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