Joleon Lescott believes Manchester United are nervously peering over their shoulders as they survey the progress made by their city rivals.
Manchester City defeated their neighbours at Wembley on Saturday to book a place in the final of the FA Cup for the first time since 1981, and now have the chance to ever so slightly justify the multi-millions spent by Sheikh Mansour.
With City also closing in on a spot in the Champions League for the first time in their history, Lescott reckons United will have to get used to success at Eastlands - whether they like it or not.
"I know United are top of the league and will probably go on to win it," said the 28-year-old.
"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."
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