Tuesday night's Checkatrade Trophy game at Gillingham will be available LIVE in the UK via the EFL’s live streaming platform, iFollow.
It means that fans at home and abroad will be able to watch United live on screen no matter where they are based, with all ties up until the conclusion of the Quarter-Finals scheduled to be streamed online. The semi-finals and final will then be screened live on Sky Sports.
Round Two ties, including United's match at Priestfield, are being made available at a set price of £5, while any existing annual or monthly iFollow subscribers will be given access for free.
This development has been made possible due to the recently announced domestic broadcast agreement with Sky, whereby EFL clubs have been granted the rights to stream Checkatrade Trophy games to a domestic audience from the start of the 2019/20 season. That opportunity has now been brought forward to take effect from this season’s competition.
In addition, Round Two matches of the Checkatrade Trophy will be used as the start of a trial to consider enhancements to the iFollow offer, as the EFL starts planning to increase the quality of coverage and production values ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.