Your choice of historical references were interesting, and no doubt challenging because there are so many significant and salient aspects of social and cultural development that have evolved in Manchester. This city is a collection of diverse and even paradoxical elements. If you look anywhere you can found those who are apt to be rude, including a few Mancunians, but it should in no way be considered a defining feature. Ask the majority of attendees at the Commonwealth games albeit in 2002. That was the model for subsequent and specifically the London 2012 highly successful and notably "friendly games"