The real Manchester derby takes place in lectures – not leaguesThey wear the colours with pride, the scarf, the hat, the shirt – even the snood. The posters hang on their walls, the merchandise litters their desks, the emblem adorns their favourite coffee mug. You can see a sense of belonging overcome them when friends, and strangers alike, join them in a chant of support. It doesn’t matter who they are, where they are from or where they are going in life. Are they football fans? No.