United drop in latest club rankings

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UEFA have released their latest club rankings, with Manchester United falling down the list while European champions Chelsea experienced a massive jump. 

The Europen football governing body have released their first rankings of the 2021/22 campaign. The list is decided by an algorithm that looks at every aspect of performance in the prestigious tournament, including wins and goals before calculating a score which is known as 'coefficients'.   

Scroll through the gallery above to see UEFA's top 10 club rankings

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side experienced a three-place drop after a shock group exit in the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League campaign in addition to their UEFA Europa League final defeat to Villareal. The Red Devils are now ranked as the 10th-best side in Europe.

Meanwhile, in London, the Blues jumped seven places from last season’s rankings after their UCL-winning campaign in addition to their 2021 UEFA Super Cup triumph over Villareal in August.   

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Roman Abramovich’s side are now the fourth-best team in the continent according to UEFA's official website. 

Despite having a successful LaLiga campaign, Atletico Madrid have descended in ranking after the reigning European champions knocked them out at the round of 16 last season. The Spanish club are now ninth on the list, a drop from last campaign's sixth place. 

Other teams include last season's Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich and Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool - scroll through the gallery above to see where they placed on the latest rankings.  

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