The new UEFA rankings have been released and Manchester United’s placing has left fans shocked.
It has been another below-par campaign for United as they have so far struggled to produce their best football under Erik ten Hag.
In the Premier League, the Red Devils currently sit sixth in the table with 27 points, 10 points off leaders Liverpool.
This week, their Champions League dream turned into a nightmare as they were dumped out of Europe altogether after their 1-0 defeat by Bayern Munich.
As a result, United finished bottom of their group and will not play any European football in the new year.
However, despite their bad start to the campaign, United remain one of the highest-ranked teams according to UEFA.
The new UEFA club ranking wasreleasedand the Old Trafford club were ranked in ninth place.
United were ranked higher than the likes of Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund, Atletico Madrid and Serie A champions Napoli.
Reacting to United’s ranking on social media, one fan said: “Surprised were ninth TBH.”
Another tweeted: “I wouldn’t have put us that high.”
A third fan added: “Generous considering we’re utter sh*t.”
Current champions of England and Europe, Manchester City are top of the pile.
City are closely followed by German Bundesliga champions Bayern, with Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid completing the top three.
Liverpool are fourth despite failing to qualify for this season’s Champions League.
UEFA Club Ranking Top 10:
- Manchester City
- Bayern Munich
- Real Madrid
- Paris Saint Germain
- Inter Millan
- RB Leipzig
- Manchester United
- AS Roma
United will be back in action this weekend as they face a tough Premier League away match at Anfield against arch-rivals Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.
Jurgen Klopp’s men are basking in good form and managed to put seven goals past United the last time they played each other at Anfield.