Patrice Evra says he is 'not surprised' that Manchester United eventually proved to be the best team in the Premier League.
United are on the brink of clinching a record-breaking 19th title following last week's 2-1 home win over nearest rivals Chelsea.
A point away at Blackburn Rovers on Saturday will be enough to secure a 12th Premier League crown for manager Sir Alex Ferguson following a stuttering start to the season.
Though United have regularly been criticised for their form and performances this season, Evra repeatedly countered by telling the Red Devils' snipers to wait before delivering their judgements.
"I remember saying you had to pay the musician at the end of the show," the French full-back told MUTV.
"I believed in that. I wasn't just saying it to look good in the newspapers. I said that because I believed it.
"I was convinced that no team was better than us this season. Now, that's the result - if we go to Blackburn and win (or draw), we will be champions.
"I am not surprised because I always believed we were the best."