Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping to end the season on a high when Manchester United meet Villarreal in the UEFA Europa League Final in Poland on Wednesday, 26th May. The former Red Devils striker is looking to seal his first trophy as Man United manager, but it won’t be easy. Attendance will be limited to 9000 fans. Make sure you know how to watch a UEFA Europa League Final live stream in 4K or for free, wherever you are in the world.
The latest team news is that Villarreal have doubts about Nigerian star Samuel Chukwueze. The 21-year-old winger suffered a hamstring injury in their Europa League semi-final second leg. Meanwhile, Man United’s Harry Maguire Europa fitness hangs in the balance despite a “positive” prognosis.
Man United knocked out Real Sociedad, AC Milan and Granada to make it to the semi-final of the Europa League. Despite going 3-2 down in the second leg against Roma, United held their nerve to win 8-5 on aggregate and book their place in the Gdansk showcase. Can United go on to end their longest run without a trophy since the late 1980s?
Villarreal, who could finish a possible fifth in La Liga if results go their way, shocked Arsenal in the semi-finals to scupper an all-English Europa League final and all-English Champions League showdown. Having notched up three successive Europa League titles with Sevilla between 2014 and 2016, Villarreal coach Unai Emery will be keen to add a fourth to his tally come 26th May.
“We deserve to play this final and we will put on our best performance and show we want to fight against Manchester United for this title,” said Emery.
It’s an 8pm kick-off in Gdańsk on 26th May. Lucky football fans in Australia can subscribe to Optus Sports to catch all of the Premier League, Champions League and Europa League action for just AU$14.99/month. Make sure to use a VPN if needed when travelling outside Australia for access.
Read on for more details on how to watch a UEFA Europa League Final live stream in 4K, and wherever you are in the world.
Europa League Final live stream for $5.99
Soccer fans in the States can watch the UEFA Europa League Final – and the Champions League Final on the 29th May – live through Paramount Plus. The first 7 days are free. After that, you’ll pay $5.99 a month. No contract. Bargain, right?
Of course, Paramount Plus is only available within the US. Stuck abroad? Simply use a VPN to access a live stream without being blocked. We recommend ExpressVPN as it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee.
UEFA Europa League Final: Paramount Plus 7-day free trial
Watch the Europa League final and UEFA Champions League final for free with a 7-day free trial of Paramount Plus. It’s just $5.99 per month once the free trial expires. Cancel at any time.
Watch the Europa League Final anywhere in the world using a VPN
Even if you have subscribed to the relevant Europa League rights holders, you won’t be able to use them when outside your own country. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.
A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and the internet, such that the servers and services you’re accessing aren’t aware of what you’re doing. All the information passing back and forth is entirely encrypted.
There are many VPN providers out there, with some more reliable and safe than others. As a rule, we’d suggest a paid-for service such as ExpressVPN which offers a 100 per cent risk-free money back guarantee. If you’re not happy with the service any time within the first 30-days, then you can cancel with no penalties at all.
Try ExpressVPN risk-free for 30 days
ExpressVPN offers a 30-day money back guarantee with its VPN service. You can use it to watch on your mobile, tablet, laptop, TV, games console and more. There’s 24/7 customer support and three months free when you sign-up. Try it – it’s easier than you think.
Watch the Europa League Final in Australia
If you’re in Australia, local streaming service Optus Sport provides live coverage of the Europa League, Champions League and Premier League for just AU$14.99 per month or AU$68 for six months.
It’s a great way to see Villarreal vs Man Utd in the Europa League Final on 26th May, not to mention the all-English Champions League final the following Saturday.
Stuck outside Oz at the moment? Don’t forget that you can use a VPN to access a live stream without being blocked.
Optus Sport 6-month pass for AU$68 (£39/$53)
Watch live Premier League, Champions League, Europa League matches and exclusive sports documentaries on streaming service Optus Sport. Watch on mobile, tablet, TV, computer or games console. Cancel anytime.View Deal
You can download the Optus Sport app for Android and iOS devices. Fetch TV, Apple TV, Android TV, LG, Amazon Fire, and Chromecast also carry the app for smart TV viewing. You can watch Optus Sport live streams through Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge browsers and, lastly, it’s also available on Xbox.
Watch the Europa League Final in UK
Rights to show the UEFA Europa League Final between Villarreal and Manchester United in the UK belong to BT Sport, whose long-term deal to broadcast all matches from UEFA club competitions means you’ll also be able to watch the Champions League.
BT Sport for existing BT TV customers from £7.50
Upgrading to all four BT Sport channels is no big deal if you’re already a BT customer. Those with BT TV already can access the channels for £7.50 per month for the first three months. BT Broadband customers can enjoy the BT Sport app and watch on the go for the same price.View Deal
New BT broadband and BT TV customers get access to some great deals including BT Sport while existing BT customers can upgrade to the sport channels for as little as £10 per month.
Sky TV users can also add BT Sport to their existing package from £30 a month, but that will not include any 4K viewing. It’s also worth looking out for bundled Sky Sports and BT Sport deals.
However you subscribe to BT Sport, though, you will get access to streams via the BT website and BT Sport app, so you can watch on the move within the UK or from abroad, using a VPN .
Watch the Europa League Final in 4K
You can watch the Europa League Final in 4K HDR, beamed at 50fps on BT Sport Ultimate, channel 433. If you’re hooked up specifically on the BT TV platform then it’s also available in with Dolby Atmos sound.
BT Sport Ultimate fixtures are also available, minus the Atmos, for Virgin Media customers who subscribe to the BT Sport Collection. You can enjoy it in 4K HDR on channel 531.
BT Sport Collection on Virgin Media £18 per month
The BT Sport Collection on Virgin Media is a £18 bolt-on, at the time of writing. It brings coverage of football, rugby, cricket, UFC and more, plus access to BT Sport Ultra HD for 4K viewing. You can cancel the subscription at any time.View Deal
Those on Virgin Media will need the Virgin V6 box and a 4K TV to make sure they’re getting the action at maximum resolution. With the basic Big Bundle, BT Sport is £18 per month but all five BT Sport channels, including Ultra HD, are included on the larger TV packages which start at £57 per month. More details on Virgin Media TV bundles.
BT Sport Ultimate is not available on the Sky TV platform but anyone with an Xbox, PlayStation, Apple TV or a Samsung TV can watch the Europa League final in 4K HDR using the BT Sport app with the BT Sport Monthly Pass. No contract required.
BT Sport Monthly Pass £25 per month
Enjoy the Europa League final, FA Cup, Premier League and more in 4K HDR, all contract-free through the BT Sport app on games consoles, Apple TV and Samsung TVs. You do not need to be a BT customer and can opt out at any time.View Deal
Watch a free Europa League live stream
Football fans in Austria, Canada and Germany get the chance to watch the UEFA Europa League final for free. DAZN has the rights to show the Europa and Champions Leagues and a whole host of sports in these territories, and, best of all, DAZN offers a free trial. So long as you’ve not used yours already, then you can fill your boots.
UEFA Europa League Final: Free with DAZN free trial
DAZN has the rights to the Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, US Sports, Fightsports, and much more live and on demand in Austria, Canada and Germany. Try free for 1 month. Cancel at anytime.View Deal
Sadly the DAZN free trial isn’t available to those outside these regions. If you are a DAZN customer but travelling abroad, simply use a VPN to access a Villarreal vs Man Utd live stream without being blocked.
It’s also worth noting that there are free streams on terrestrial channels such Match TV in Russia, if that’s where you happen to be. You can find a full list of the world’s broadcasters with rights to show the live Europa League football here.
Europa League Fixtures
Wednesday 26th April 2021
2021 UEFA Europa League final: Villarreal vs Man Utd – 8pm BST