The Citizens led the Premier League for much of the current campaign, but have conceded first place to the Red Devils in the last month after dropping a host of points down the final stretch.
"They have got to learn from Manchester United," Huckerby told Goal.com.
"I say that because United do it year-in, year-out. They get strong at around this time of year. They are still top of the Premier League.
"Until City get that first title, it is something that Manchester United have over them in that they have got the experience because they have done it before."
City currently trail the Old Trafford outfit by five points.