Eric Cantona says Manchester United's derby win over Manchester City proves they are capable of winning the Premier League title next season.
United beat City 4-2 at Old Trafford on Sunday to consolidate their third place in the Premier League table.
"Now they are the kings of the city," said Cantona, who won four titles for United between 1992 and 1997.
"Sometimes you have a season when you lose games and you finish fourth or fifth. Next year they can win."
Despite going behind to an early Sergio Aguero goal, United came back strongly with goals from Ashley Young, Marouane Fellaini, Juan Mata and Chris Smalling before Aguero added a late consolation.
The first home derby victory since 2011 put them four points ahead of City and firmly on course for a return to the Champions League next season.