United’s managing director Lee Charnley asked Carver three questions – could he handle the criticism, keep the team up and win back the dressing room. The head coach, who did not offer his resignation on Sunday or Monday, answered yes to all three and that satisfied the demands of Charnley, who is also under pressure after admitting to “mistakes” that have pushed Newcastle towards the brink of a relegation fight.
"Hey, John, do you think you suck as a manager?"
"No way! I'm doing an awesome job."
"Fair enough, then. Carry on."