Lescott says teams have figured out City's style, prompting more draws and less wins.
He said: "Everyone is going back to that situation but it is a different campaign, it has a different buzz this season.
"We are confident we can win but we need to rely on other teams to take points off United.
"Our goal is to win the Premier League. It is like getting a tattoo, once you have got one you want the next one.
"But with trophies it is not that easy, you have to wait months on end and there are lots of procedures and games to go through.
"It's very exciting to be involved in that but there is a lot of hard work that goes in off the field."