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Manchester United v Reading live stream: How to watch the start of the Women's Super League season, wherever you are in the world

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Manchester United v Reading live stream, Sky Sports, Friday 3 September, 7:45pm BST

Looking for a Manchester United v Reading live stream as the Women's Super League season gets underway? We've got you covered with our handy guide!

Manchester United host Reading at Leigh Sports Village on Friday night, kicking off the new campaign in the Women's Super League.

It's the start of a new era for United - who finished fourth in the WSL last season - with Marc Skinner succeeding Casey Stoney as head coach.

This summer also saw the likes of Lauren James and United States international duo Christen Press and Tobin Heath leave the club.

The Red Devils squad has been boosted, though, by the arrival of - among others - Norway midfielder Vilde Boa Risa and former Manchester City defender Aoife Mannion.

As for Kelly Chambers' Reading, they'll be looking to push on from on 2020/21's mid-table finish.

The Royals may have waved goodbye to the retiring Fara Williams and fellow influential midfielder Angharad James in the off-season, but they have brought in the likes of experienced Scotland left-back Emma Mitchell and veteran South Korea striker Jeon Ga-eul.

Reading won this fixture last season 2-0, with United claiming a 2-1 victory in the reverse meeting.

Kick-off is at 7:45pm BST and the game is being shown live on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event (opens in new tab) and The FA Player in the UK.

Use a VPN to watch the Women's Super League from outside your country

Reading Women manager Kelly Chambers | Manchester United v Reading live stream

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If you’re out of the country for a round of WSL fixtures, then annoyingly your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!). You'll be blocked from watching it, which is not ideal if you’ve paid up for a subscription and still want to catch the action without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

But assistance is on hand. To get around that, all you have to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and won't automatically block the service you've paid for. All the info going between is entirely encrypted – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there, including:

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