MANCHESTER UNITED have been ranked the 34th-best team in the world by advanced analytics.
FiveThirtyEight produced a Soccer Power Index that ranks the best teams in the world by giving each team an offensive and defensive rating.
The ratings represents the number of goals the team would be expected to score against an average team on a neutral field, and a defensive rating that represents the number of goals it would be expected to concede.
These ratings produce an overall SPI rating, which represents the percentage of available points — a win is worth three , a draw worth one, and a loss worth none.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, who finished sixth in the Premier League last season, were ranked in 34th.
Young Boys, Hoffenheim, Eibar, and even English rivals Everton ranked above the United.
Premier League champions Manchester City were ranked at No1 – despite being dumped out of the Champions League by Tottenham in the quarter-finals.
Liverpool were ranked second with Frank Lampard’s Chelsea fifth.
German champions Bayern Munich were second behind Pep Guardiola’s City, while Barcelona were fourth between the two between the two English giants.
Neymar’s PSG ranked sixth with Real Madrid behind in seventh.
Surprisingly Serie A champions Juventus were placed 15th, with Inter one ahead, despite The Old Lady winning the league EIGHT years in a row.
Spurs were ranked in 12th.