Manchester United moving up the Club World Rankings (1)

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Manchester United might be having a disappointing season as a whole, but it appears that last month saw an upturn in their fortunes as they have climbed seven places in the Club World Rankings (CRW) released for March.

The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) have a points system for each result by every club side and they update it every month. Unsurprisingly, Manchester United aren't having the best time this season and they have been well outside the top ten in the list, where they are more accustomed to be placed.

Despite getting pasted by both rivals Manchester City and Liverpool at Old Trafford in March, David Moyes' side managed to climb seven places. Though it's not too much to get excited about as they have only risen to 39th and even trail behind Scottish champions Celtic, who dropped one place to 29th.

Manchester City are also placed outside the top twenty, coming in at 24 just behind Champions League minnows Viktoria Plzen and one ahead of Lyon from Ligue 1. Their good form in the Premier League is offset by their Champions League results, due to the unique points system the IFFHS use.

With 200 clubs in the list, it is a pretty extensive rankings and you can see the full table on the IFFHS website. However, we have put together a slide show of the top 15 sides for your enjoyment.

Click to start the slideshow and see the Top 15 Club World Rankings...

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