United plummet beneath City in rankings

The Red Devils had been unable to add to their coefficient final season resulting from their failure to qualify for the Champions League, and because UEFA element in performances from the most recent 5 seasons, United's run towards the 2010-11 final has been discounted from their score.

United had maintained a position within the major 5 more than current seasons, but Louis van Gaal's side now sit under Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City.

A fourth-placed finish inside the Premier League last season saw United qualify for this term's Champions League competitors, using the draw for their qualifying play-off getting produced on Friday. Really should they safely negotiate that two-legged tie, United are going to be placed in pot two for the group stage. They will be joined by Arsenal and Manchester City, when Chelsea will be in pot one particular.

The Blues are ranked as Europe's fourth very best team by UEFA's coefficient method, 3 places above Arsenal, whilst 4 consecutive years of participation inside the Champions League has seen City climb to 16th.