Manchester United v West Ham FA Cup 5th round: Start time and how to watch live and free in Australia

Posted: 9 February 2021 8:23 pm
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Manchester United is looking to reignite a stuttering season against West Ham in the FA Cup.

SUMMARY: Man United vs West Ham is exclusive to ESPN. So unless you're already an existing Foxtel or Fetch customer, your best option is to watch the FA Cup on Kayo Sports. You can watch for free using this 14-day trial. This gets you access to all of its unique features and 50 additional live sports.

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a few headaches ahead of the FA Cup clash with West Ham. Star midfielder Paul Pogba is out for "a few weeks" with a thigh injury while the Red Devils' Premier League title chase is also waning.

After leading the league a few weeks ago, United are now five points off the pace set by arch-rivals Manchester City. That prompted club legend Rio Ferdinand to accuse them of "choking".

United advanced to the FA Cup fifth round with a 3-2 win over Liverpool while West Ham thrashed Doncaster Rovers 4-0. The Hammers are enjoying a strong season and sit sixth in the Premier League.

When is Manchester United v West Ham FA Cup 5th round?

Kick-off at Old Trafford in Manchester is at 6:30am AEDT on Wednesday 10 February.

How to watch Man United v West Ham FA Cup 5th round

In Australia, FA Cup matches are exclusive to ESPN. That means your broadcast options are split via Kayo Sports, Foxtel Now, Foxtel iQ and Fetch TV.

If you aren't an existing subscriber for any of those options, Kayo Sports is your best choice. Due to its free trial length, price, special features and over 50 sports on Kayo, it's the superior choice. You can see a full breakdown in our guide on how to watch the FA Cup, including which other fixtures will be shown in the fifth round.

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Stream Man United vs West Ham on Kayo Sports

As mentioned above, Kayo has all the bells and whistles that others don't. Given the early start to Man United vs West Ham, you may still be asleep or commuting to work when the match starts.

Kayo's No Spoilers feature can ensure you can watch the FA Cup fixture at your own time without knowing the score. Alternatively, if you wake up a little after kick-off, you can opt to watch from the start instead of live. This means you won't miss the action and save time by fast forwarding through stoppages or half time.

If you're new to Kayo, you can get started with a 14-day free trial. After the trial period, Kayo costs $25 a month or $35 a month. The more expensive option allows for three simultaneous streams instead of two.

Kayo is compatible with iOS and Android devices, PC, Mac, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Telstra TV and Samsung TVs (2017 and onwards). If you're after more information, check out our Kayo Sports review, which includes a hands-on video.

Who will win Man United v West Ham FA Cup 5th round?

Despite the Pogba setback, we expect United to have too much quality for West Ham here. Solskjaer also appears highly motivated to improve on last year's FA Cup finish. "That's the ultimate challenge and a test for a team: to go all the way," Solskjaer said.

"We've improved, we've had a plan in place, and I think the team is getting better and better. Last season's semi-final was disappointing to lose that one of course... So that's the next step for us in the development of this team: to go all the way in a competition."

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is expected to play a strong team with Dean Henderson in place of David De Gea in goal, according to the Metro - and for West Ham, David Moyes cannot play Jesse Lingard, who is on loan from Manchester United.

Not sure which service is best for you? Check out our Kayo vs Foxtel comparison. Did you know that Kayo will be getting a free subscription tier? Check out all the details on Kayo freebies here.

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