Joleon Lescott has warned rivals United to look over their shoulders - Manchester City are coming!
The defender was part of the side that beat the Red Devils 1-0 at Wembley on Saturday to help City reach the FA Cup final, where they will face Stoke next month.
While United are on course to land a record 19th title this term, Lescott believes City are coming up fast to their level and will meet their arch-rivals more and more in big games.
The England defender said: "I know United are top of the league and will probably go on to win it.
"But I think they are looking over their shoulders now and thinking about the way we are progressing.
"In the next couple of years we're going to be getting to semi-finals and finals a lot more.
"We'll meet them more and more."
With City having failed to win silverware since the 1976 League Cup success, Lescott played down the pressure of beating Stoke on 14th May.
He said: "Manchester City winning a trophy would be huge. I don't think there is a deadline or a need to win by a certain date.
"I don't think anyone is saying 'we have to win the Cup this year, the league next' or anything like that."
But Lescott admits lifting the Cup would be special, including to boss Roberto Mancini.
"It would be great to win any silverware but the FA Cup is a bit different," he said.
"The chance to win it and end the 35-year wait....it will be fantastic.
"I have been surprised by how much the manager wants to win the FA Cup. He sees it as a chance to win something special."