Well, as it turns out, it is indeed possible.
While the majority of Manchester United fans turned down the chance to say “I love Manchester City” outside of Old Trafford in exchange for a £5 note - one even tore it up on camera - others decided to decided to declare their love for the Red Devils’ fierce rivals before escaping five pounds richer. (Scroll down this page to see the video).
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Of course, were the same experiment conducted outside of Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon, it’s unlikely that any match-going United fans would have taken the money.
Those outside of Manchester United’s home ground earlier this week were at the stadium, presumably, to take a look at the museum and perhaps spend a few quid in the Megastore.
United the narrow favourites against City
The Red Devils will move to the top of the Premier League table on Sunday afternoon if they beat City and Arsenal slip up against Everton on Saturday afternoon.
Manchester City, though, come into the derby off the back of four straight wins.
Manuel Pellegrini will be without two of his key players - Sergio Aguero and David Silva - but the league leaders will still prove difficult to beat this weekend.
Manchester United fans: would you say “I love Manchester City” outside Old Trafford for a fiver? Have your say by leaving a comment in the box below!