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How To Watch Manchester United v Aston Villa On TV

By Eoin Harrington Updated
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Manchester United face Aston Villa on Sunday in a crucial game in the race for Europe - but the game will strangely not be broadcast live on TV in the UK or Ireland.

We have all the info you need on why the game will not be broadcast live - and how you can catch up with the action.

When is Manchester United v Aston Villa?

Manchester United face Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Sunday April 30, with kick off at 14:00 Irish time.

Why is Manchester United v Aston Villa not on TV?

Manchester United v Aston Villa will not be broadcast live on TV in the UK or Ireland. The game was moved to a Sunday 2pm kick off as United were in action as recently as Thursday evening, against Tottenham Hotspur.

With Sky Sports choosing to broadcast Fulham v Manchester City in the 2pm slot, and BT Sport deciding against taking a 12pm slot, the game has not been selected for live broadcast. Premier Sports' rights only cover 3pm Saturday games.

Can I watch highlights of the game on TV?

Highlights of Manchester United v Aston Villa will be available for fans to watch on TV on Sunday evening. Sky Sports will show 30-minute highlights of the game at 10pm on their Sky Sports Premier League channel (Sky channel 402) on Sunday night.

The match will also be featured on Match of the Day 2 on Sunday evening. The broadcast will get underway at 10:30pm on BBC One.


Manchester United's TV channel MUTV will also broadcast a full replay of the game at midnight on Sunday night.

Form guide and head-to-head

Manchester United have suffered from some inconsistency after their purple patch of form in early 2023. Since the Carabao Cup final win in February, they have suffered some poor defeats to Liverpool, Newcastle, and Sevilla. The last week has been similarly mixed, as the side reached the FA Cup final with a penalty shootout win over Brighton at Wembley, before throwing away a 2-0 lead at Spurs to draw 2-2.

Nonetheless, they remain overwhelmingly likely to qualify for the Champions League, and could leapfrog Newcastle into third place with victory in their game in hand.


Aston Villa, on the other hand, have been one of the season's surprise packages since Unai Emery took over as manager in November. Emery has overseen a dramatic turnaround in form, and the team are now right in the mix for European football. They currently sit in sixth on 54 points, and have stronger recent form than Spurs ahead of them in fifth.

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The job done by Emery deserves huge respect - and his first game in charge was a memorable 3-1 win at Villa Park against Sunday's opposition, back in November.


The last five games between the pair have been very closely matched, with each side claiming two wins, as well as a 2-2 draw last season.

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