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UEFA club rankings: Manchester United slip to 10th

By Amreen
Manchester United dropped to 10th on the UEFA club rankings
Manchester United dropped to 10th on the UEFA club rankings / Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Premier League side Manchester United dropped to tenth in the newly released UEFA coefficient rankings, as rivals Manchester City now lead the way among the Premier League clubs.

The rankings are decided by football's governing body based on the results of the clubs who competed in the five previous seasons of the Champions League, Europa League, and the new Europa Conference League.

They determine where each club will be seeded in relevant UEFA commpetitions. United were knocked out of the Champions League last season and found themselves in the Europa League, where they eventually lost to Villarreal in the final after an epic penalty shoot-out.

All those setbacks have hit the Red Devils hard as they slid from seventh to tenth in the rankings. However, they aren't the only club to suffer a downward slide from the 2020 rankings.

Real Madrid dropped from second to sixth and Atletico Madrid dropped three places to ninth. However, City climbed to second with Liverpool claiming the third spot - which is a huge leap from the ninth spot.

Chelsea's Champions League win helped them move up to fourth, with Barcelona on fifth, and Paris Saint-Germain have moved a place up to seventh.

Just outside of the top 10 are north London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham, with the two clubs 12th and 14th respectively.

UEFA club coefficients 2021/22:

1. Bayern Munich

2. Manchester City

3. Liverpool

4. Chelsea

5. Barcelona

6. Real Madrid

7. Paris Saint-Germain

8. Juventus

9. Atletico Madrid

10. Manchester United