LORRIES have been shifting Manchester’s reserves of insufferable smugness following yesterday’s derby game.
The stock piles of inexplicable conceit, kept in City-supporting homes since last May, were transported overnight to United households, many of which are in Manchester.
Wayne Hayes, a researcher at Manchester University, said: “The city is fuelled by the belief that the whole world is against you and that you are the best thing to exist in that world.
“When one group of foreigners outperforms another group of foreigners, the city’s absurd self-regard has to be placed in the custody of the self-deluding victors.”
But with a disappointing season for both teams and the existence of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, there have been predictions the city could lose a fraction of its overbearing self-belief.
Hayes added: “By 2019 Manchester could be reduced to thinking it was marginally less important than a combination of New York and Atlantis.”