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UEFA's New Five-Year Rankings List Has Manchester United Ahead Of Liverpool

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UEFA's New Five-Year Rankings List Has Manchester United Ahead Of Liverpool

UEFA's latest five-year team rankings have Bayern Munich and Real Madrid joint-top - while Manchester United find themselves above Liverpool.

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Football's governing body create the table based on club's performances domestically and in European competition.

Bayern have won the last five Bundesliga titles while Real Madrid have won two La Ligas in addition to three Champions Leagues.

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Both clubs are top on 134 points, while Barcelona are third with 128 points.

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United being above Liverpool will likely be a shock given both side's differing fortunes in the last half decade.

The deciding factor is the 16/17 season, when the Red Devils won the Europa League and Liverpool didn't play in Europe at all.

Check out the entire top 30 below.

1. Bayern Munich - 134 points

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1=. Real Madrid - 134 points

3. Barcelona - 128 points

4. Atletico Madrid - 127 points

5. Juventus - 117 points

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6. Manchester City - 116 points

7. Paris Saint-Germain - 113 points

8. Sevilla - 100 points

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8=. Manchester United - 100 points

10. Liverpool - 99 points

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11. Arsenal - 91 points

12. Shakhtar Donetsk - 85 points

12=. Borussia Dortmund - 85 points

12=. Tottenham Hotspur - 85 points

15. Lyon - 83 points

15=. Chelsea - 83 points

17. AS Roma - 80 points

18. Napoli - 77 points

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19. FC Porto - 75 points

20. Benfica - 70 points

21. Ajax - 69.5 points

22. Zenit St. Petersburg - 64 points

23. Bayer Leverkusen - 61 points

24. FC Basel - 58.5 points

25. Villarreal - 56 points

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26. Dinamo Kyiv - 55 points

27. Valencia - 54 points

27=. Besiktas - 54 points

29. FC Salzburg - 53.5 points

30. Sporting Lisbon - 50 points

Bayern could move clear in first place should they win Sunday's Champions League final.

Hansi Flick's side take on Paris Saint-Germain in Lisbon as they hunt for their sixth Champions League crown.

They last won the trophy in 2013 and current goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who was also part of that squad seven years ago, thinks the current crop are much stronger.

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"We are better positioned across the board," he stated per Goal. "Now we have a class that not only includes the 18-man squad, it is fantastic what a great team we have.

"Calm characterizes him, especially before games like this," Neuer said. "He prepared us very well for the games, no matter which opponent we played against.

"We always have a plan. You can see the result on the pitch."

Which team do you think is best in the world?

Let us know in the comments.

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Topics: Manchester City, Liverpool, Football News, Football, Manchester United, Barcelona, UEFA, Premier League, Juventus, Champions League, Bayern Munich, Sevilla, Real Madrid, La Liga, Bundesliga

Daniel Marland
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