Tim Krul has come to John Carver’s defence and said that he is a big believer in what the new/temporary head coach is trying to do.

Putting a positive spin on recent matches, the Dutch keeper thinks United could easily have picked up three wins out of three.

Krul says that Carver is trying to do things differently and needs to be given time.

Ironically, the problem many supporters have with life after Pardew is that they feel it is very much more of the same despite the manager’s departure.

The substitutions at 1-1 against Palace of Abeid & Dummett for Cisse & Perez, is a step that even Alan Pardew wouldn’t have taken in terms of negativity.

Carver justified it afterwards by saying he was desperate not to get beat but those negative moves almost backfired as with Palace handed the freedom to attack with no threat at the other end, they were only denied all three points by Tim Krul himself, pulling off a great last gasp save from Hangeland.

Tim Krul speaking to the Shields Gazette;

“We very much believe in what John (Carver) and (Steve) Stoney do, we showed that on the pitch (v Palace).

“We are three games unbeaten and we should have won last weekend (v Stoke) but gave it away, we could have won (v Palace) and now have nine points and three clean sheets, we have to look at the positives.”

We didn’t dominate too much…;

“I truly believe though we are on the right track.”

“We could have won but I think we should be happy with a point (v Palace) – we didn’t really dominate too much.” (United had one shot on target all night)

Carver doing it differently;

“I think there’s a few out there maybe giving John a hard time but we could have had nine points.

“John is trying to do some different things so it takes a bit of time.”