Watch Feyenoord Vs. Manchester United Live Stream: Start Time, Preview Of UEFA Europa League Opener

Manchester United missed out on UEFA Champions League competition this season, but as fifth-place Premier League finishers, they qualified for the Europa League and on Thursday will open their campaign in Rotterdam against Feyenoord, last year’s third-place Dutch Eredivisie side in a match that will stream live from De Kuip.

Manchester United currently sit in fourth place on the English table with three wins and a loss, while Feyenoord, which features former Liverpool star Dirk Kuyt, sit atop the Dutch standings, with a perfect record of five wins in their first five league contests.

But in a surprising move, new Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho has dropped his team’s captain and highest paid player, striker Wayne Rooney, from the squad that will face Feyenoord in Rotterdam.

Watch Mourinho explain his reasoning in the video below.

“He has played every game since the start of the season. He has also played 90 minutes for the England team,” Mourinho said of his captain, who will turn 31 on October 24. “I want him to be fresh for the next Premier League match. In the position he plays, I have lots of solutions and people that it has been really hard to have a chance.”

Watch a preview of the Feyenoord vs. Manchester United UEFA Europa League Group Stage opening match from BT Sport commentators Gary Lineker, Rio Ferdinand, and Martin O’Neill in the video below.

To find out how to watch a live stream of the Feyenoord vs. Manchester United UEFA Europa League opener, see the streaming links at the bottom of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Central European Summer Time at Stadion Feijenoord in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on Thursday, September 15.

For fans in the United Kingdom, a live stream of Feyenoord vs. Manchester United gets underway at 6 p.m. British Summer Time, while in the United States, the match will stream live starting at 1 p.m. Eastern Time, 10 a.m. Pacific.

Manchester United and Feyenoord have met only two times in their histories, both matches coming in the 1997-1998 UEFA Champions League group stage. Manchester United swept both of those games.

Though winning the Europa League carries with it a prize of automatic Champions League qualification, Mourinho appears less than enthusiastic about the competition.

“It’s not the big dream of every big player, but we are not in the Champions League,” the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager said. “We have to look at it with respect. I think we want to do well in the competition and for a club of our dimension to do well is not to be out in the group phase.”

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Can Manchester United get off to a winning start in the second-tier European competition, under new manager Jose Mourinho, who will guide United through the Europa League in their quest for Champions League qualification? Or can Dutch side Feyenoord stop the two-time Champions League titlists, who have never won the Europa Cup? To find out, watch the Feyenoord Vs. Manchester United UEFA Europa League Matchday One contest from 51,500-seat Stadion Feijenoord, better known as De Kuip (or “The Tub”) in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, with streaming video provided by Fox Sports Go at this link, or by downloading the Fox Sports Go app to watch on tablet computers and smartphones. Fox Sports Go also streams live on the Amazon Fire TV and Roku set-top streaming devices, allowing fans to watch the Feyenoord Vs. Manchester United Europa League Group Stage match stream live to their TV sets.

Fans without cable login credentials can watch Feyenoord Vs. Manchester United match legally and for free on Sling TV, by signing up for a seven-day free trial of the Sling “Blue” or “Orange” plans. Both include Fox Sports 1, which carries the UEFA Europa League match. The Sling TV plans can be accessed at this link.

In the United Kingdom, fans can watch a live stream of Feyenoord Vs. Manchester United via at this link, or on the BT Sport app for mobile devices.

[Featured Image by Michael Steele/Getty Images]

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