It says a lot about the pulling power Manchester United have that, even in this extraordinary week, we continue to dominate the headlines.
In a week when England went into (another) lockdown amid a rise in Covid cases, the eyes of the world were cast on our transatlantic cousins as the American people chose their next POTUS in the midst of a world changing pandemic.
Yet despite all this, despite these two massive seismic moments in history, Manchester United are never far from the headlines. Even in a monumental week, the back - and even the front - pages of newspapers and websites had blanket coverage of United's latest travails. If Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thought that events elsewhere might take the spotlight off him, then he was mistaken.
For what feels like the umpteenth time, Manchester United are at a crossroads. For what feels like the umpteenth time, Solskjaer is a manager on the edge and walking the tightrope. We've been here before. Just ask David Moyes. And Louis van Gaal. And, indeed, Jose Mourinho. Like the other men before him, the other men given the impossible task of reviving this sleeping giant, Solskjaer has been set up to fail.
Let down by a toxic boardroom regime that fail to give any manager a chance of success. We still don't have a director of football or anyone with an ounce of football knowledge on the board. The cancerous, ruinous, corrupt, money grabbing, penny pinching wankers failed to back their manager in the summer - the manager they were so keen to appoint in the hope of instilling a long term vision that remains impossible to detect. The board's antipathy amounts to criminal negligence and a dereliction of duty. They have set Solskjaer up to fail just as they did with Moyes, with Van Gaal and with Mourinho. Solskjaer didn't get any of his top transfer targets and continues to vouch for the board. All the time this toxic boardroom regime put money before medals, then we are doomed to failure.
Whether you think Solskjaer is the right man for the job or not, it doesn't explain how every manager has failed to strike a tune out of these players. This squad may be talented, but they are spineless, gutless, lazy and weak minded babies. He has shown loyalty to these players, perhaps too much so, but yet they are going to get him the sack and throw the fourth United manager in succession under the bus. He has been let down by them, too. There was a total lack of leadership, intelligence and awareness in Istanbul on Wednesday night following the meek, feeble surrender to Arsenal and the drab draw with Chelsea in recent weeks. The woeful far outweighs the wonderful at the moment.
Solskjaer can set up the side superbly for specific big game assignments but good, consistent sides have an identity and a clear strategic game plan week in week out and regardless of opponents. United's is difficult, nigh on impossible to detect and that's a massive issue after almost two years in the job.