Where Man Utd and Man City are predicted to finish compared to Liverpool and rivals


The first month of the Premier League season is complete and it has been an intriguing start for clubs on both side of the Manchester divide.

For Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City, the main story has been the outstanding form of new signing Erling Haaland after he plundered his way to 10 goals in his opening five Premier League fixtures.

That played a key role in City’s unbeaten start to the campaign, although they sit in second place, one point behind an Arsenal side that have won five of their opening six games.

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The Gunners sole defeat was inflicted by Manchester United, who have shaken off a poor start to the season to move into the top five.

Erik ten Hag’s men lost their opening two games after they were left empty-handed from a home game with Brighton and Hove Albion and the visit to Brentford.

That loss against The Bees proved to be something of a turning point as the Red Devils went on to win their next four matches.

But where will both Manchester clubs sit in the table when the final whistle is blown on a unique campaign next May?

ManchesterWorld enlists the help of stats experts FiveThirtyEight to assess where United and City will finish in the Premier League table.

20th: Nottingham Forest – 32 points

Forest’s Taiwo Awoniyi celebrating what would be the winning goal against West Ham United last weekend.

19th: Bournemouth – 34 points

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – AUGUST 06: Jefferson Lerma of AFC Bournemouth celebrates their side’s first goal with teammate Marcus Tavernier during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Aston Villa at Vitality Stadium on August 06, 2022 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)

18th: Everton – 39 points

Everton duo Jordan Pickford and Conor Coady celebrate. Picture: Chloe Knott/Getty Images

17th: Leicester City – 41 points

Leicester City midfielder James Maddison is wanted by Newcastle United. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

16th: Fulham – 42 points

15th: Wolverhampton Wanderers – 43 points

14th: Southampton – 44 points

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13th: Leeds United – 45 points

GOOD START – Newcastle United target Jack Harrison is creating chances, assisting goals and scored one of his own for Leeds United against Chelsea. Pic: Getty

12th: Aston Villa – 46 points

11th: West Ham United – 48 points

10th: Crystal Palace – 49 points

Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace celebrates after scoring their team’s first goal during the Premier League match (Photo by Eddie Keogh/Getty Images)

9th: Brentford – 50 points

Ivan Toney of Brentford celebrates scoring their side’s third goal during the Premier League match between Brentford FC and Leeds United

8th: Newcastle United – 53 points

This is where the supercomputer predicts Newcastle United will finish in the Premier League (Photo by LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP via Getty Images)

7th: Brighton and Hove Albion – 60 points

Pascal Groß celebrates with Leandro Trossard and Moises Caicedo. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

6th: Manchester United – 61 points

Rashford netted twice on Sunday as United beat Arsenal 3-1. Credit: Getty.

5th: Chelsea – 64 points

Kai Havertz of Chelsea celebrates after scoring their team’s second goal during the Premier League (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

4th: Arsenal – 68 points

3rd: Tottenham Hotspur – 69 points

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with Richarlison after scoring their team’s second . (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

2nd: Liverpool – 74 points

Liverpool celebrate scoring against Man City in the Community Shield. Picture: Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

1st: Manchester City – 87 points

Manchester City’s Erling Haaland celebrates after scoring his side’s opening goal against Forest (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)



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