Patrice Evra has warned his Manchester United team-mates to expect a period of Manchester City dominance should they win the Premier League, with the defender claiming the title will lead to a "revolution" at Eastlands.
City entertain neighbours United in a crunch Manchester derby on Monday knowing that three points at home will see them move top of the table. If Sir Alex Ferguson's side win then they will go six points clear with two games remaining.
With the title race reaching fever pitch, Evra is fully aware of what is at stake and he acknowledges what lifting the trophy will mean for City should they manage to deny United a 20th league title.
"Beware. If City start winning it will be hard to stop them," he told the Sun. "We have to stop them before they start, because they can go far. That's how a big team starts, the first trophy they win.
"They won the FA Cup last year and if they win the league they'll get too much confidence. If they win the Premier League, a page is turned and it's a revolution, and revolutions have always been about Manchester United.
"If you play for Manchester United, if you're a leader or a captain, it's to play in a match like this. You have to accept your responsibility. Whether it's me, or someone like Ryan Giggs, if you ask them which title they will appreciate the most, it will be this one."