Why isn't Man Utd vs Leeds on TV this week?

Erik ten Hag's Red Devils play host to Leeds Utd on Wednesday night
Erik ten Hag's Red Devils play host to Leeds Utd on Wednesday night / Michael Regan/GettyImages

One of England's most historic rivalries is renewed on Wednesday night as Manchester United play host to a manager-less Leeds at Old Trafford.

It's red versus white, Lancashire versus Yorkshire; the sporting manifestation of the Wars of the Roses. It's a rivalry that has 15th century foundations, but the resentment still remains strong between the two clubs.

The red rose of Manchester has dominated on the pitch, and Erik ten Hag will be expected to claim yet another scalp in midweek as he sets his sights on catching Arsenal at the top of the Premier League. Leeds, meanwhile, are poised for another relegation scrap in the wake of Jesse Marsch's dismissal.

It's a significant duel in a historical and contemporary context, but those in the UK will not be able to watch the game live on Wednesday night.

When are Man Utd vs Leeds playing?

  • Location: Manchester, England
  • Stadium: Old Trafford
  • Date: Wednesday 8 February
  • Kick-off Time: 20:00 GMT / 15:00 EST / 12:00 PST

How to watch Man Utd vs Leeds on TV and live stream

United Kingdom

  • Sky Sports News (studio updates only)

United States

  • USA Network
  • Universo
  • fuboTV


  • fuboTV

Why isn't Man Utd vs Leeds on TV in the UK?

This is the only Premier League fixture scheduled for Wednesday night, yet there is no TV coverage in the UK. Why?

Well, this fixture was meant to be played on Sunday 18 September 2022 but was postponed due to a policing shortfall in the wake of the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The clash was not originally selected for TV broadcast and even though there are no other league fixtures on Wednesday, rescheduled games that weren't initially broadcasted cannot be televised in the UK. That's the rule.