And that is even if they end this campaign with another trophy in the form of the FA Cup.

The out-going champions look destined to finish runners-up this time but are now hot favourites to lift the Cup after booking a place in the final against Wigan next month.

If they triumph, it will be a third major trophy in three seasons and mean a challenging year at the Etihad ends on a positive note.

Asked if winning the Cup would make the season a success, Aguero said: “In a sense, yes it does but in another you have to remember that we have a great team that is capable of fighting to win more trophies.

“We could have done better. We are too many points away from United in the league.

“It is a club that has not won a lot in the past and at least if we win one trophy then everything is good for the club.”

The striker feels it is vital City try to keep their silver streak going. He said: “This is the only cup we can win so we must take it seriously. We are really happy to be in the final.”

City are looking in their best shape of the season going into the last month, with Aguero back to his best after five weeks out.

The Argentina international, who escaped punishment for his two-footed lunge on Brazilian David Luiz in Sunday’s semi-final, got the crucial second goal in the 2-1 win against Chelsea with a rare header.

That was his 15th goal of what has been a stop-start season.

He said: “I don’t get many headers. In Spain, I scored a few but I’m pretty sure it’s the first in England.”

And fellow scorer Samir Nasri admits City have not produced the kind of performance they gave for the first hour at Wembley often enough this season.

The French star has been criticised by boss Roberto Mancini for his own displays this term but believes both he and the team are finally showing their best form.

Nasri said: “Unfortunately we haven’t played like this all season, and that is disappointing.

“But from now on we want to be second and want to fight for the FA Cup, so it’s the right moment to pick up our form.

“I’m pleased with my performances but am more pleased about the team because we won and showed that we are a big team.”

Meanwhile, City full-back Pablo Zabaleta is praying his dad Jorge will be fit to make an emotional trip to Wembley for next month’s final.

The Argentinian was planning to bring his family over for the semi-final against Manchester United two years ago. But just a couple of weeks before it, Jorge was involved in a horrific car smash back in Buenos Aires and was left in a coma.

The rehabilitation has been slow but Zabaleta is keeping his fingers crossed his dad will be well enough to travel to London for the clash.

Zaba Jr said: “The first thing I will do is talk to him. He’ll have been watching the game. I don’t know yet, I’ll ask him.

“It would be good if he can try to come for the final. My wish would be to bring all the family here.”

City will have the chance to get the measure of relegation-threatened Wigan tomorrow night when the sides meet at the Etihad.

But it will be no dress rehearsal as Zabaleta said: “It is a crucial game for them. They are in a tough moment and we also need points to finish as high as possible.”