Why Manchester United vs Leeds is not on TV in the Premier League today

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Fans will be disappointed to learn that today’s game between Manchester United versus Leeds is not on UK TV.

The contest is one of the fiercest rivalries on these shores but the Yorkshire club’s 19-year absence from the top flight meant that meetings were few and far between.

This week, however, sees the clubs clash twice within a matter of days.


Still, tonight’s game at Old Trafford will not be available to watch on TV in the UK, though the reverse fixture at Elland Road this Sunday will be broadcast across the Sky Sports platform.

It is of course a rarity to see United games – particularly one of this magnitude – not shown live to football fans in the UK.

The original date for the game was scheduled for 3pm GMT on Sunday September 17 2022, making it in ineligible for broadcast due to the blackout imposed across English football at the time.

It was then postponed following the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September, meaning a new date had to be arranged. The fact it was not originally due to be broadcast means it cannot be on Wednesday.

You can follow all of the action, however, with Standard Sport’s dedicated match blog.