Manchester United Fourth This Week in Global Power Rankings

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One always looks forward to ESPN FC and Analyst Shaka Hislop releasing the weekly power rankings of all the teams in Europe (which is a de facto power rankings for every team in the world, since European footy is the strongest of all). It’s an ambitious project to do a European power rankings, so kudos to Hislop for being up to the challenge.

The two Manchester clubs switched places this week, as City is ahead of United in the table, but only because of alphabetical order. Both sides have taken 13 points from the first five matches, and put up a 16-2 goal differential.

Chelsea is the third and final Premier League team to reach the top ten and make the power rankings.

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Here are the latest ESPN FC power rankings, via Shaka Hislop:

The number on the right indicates the side’s movement from the last edition of the power rankings.

  1. Barcelona +1

2. Paris Saint-Germain -1

3. Manchester City +1

4. ManchesterUnited -1

5. Bayern Munich +3

6. Sporting +1

7. Napoli (new)

8. Juventus +2

9. Chelsea -4

10. Monaco (new)

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Look at who’s missing- no Real Madrid, no Atletico either. The Spanish capital is missing from this list.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now and Minute Media. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and Chicago Now.

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