Pearson: "After a day like this I would have thought there will be a lot of people who think we need to make a decision sooner rather than later.
"I would fully understand. For everyone concerned, it would make sense for things to move as quickly as possible.
"But I have no idea what timescale we are looking at and until the situation is resolved, we have to keep going."
"We capitulated in the second half.
"I suppose there are mitigating circumstances but we cannot go down like that.
"The way we folded was a bad end to a bad week. Some of the things we did were exceptionally good, others were appalling.
"When you are playing against a team as talented and ruthless as Manchester United, you make it very difficult for yourself. There was a big gap between the two teams."
"We have two players suspended now which compounds the problems.
"The transfer window is open but the longer this situation goes on, the more difficult it is.
"It has been a very hard week for everyone. My boss has been sacked, which is not very nice.
"But I am employed as a coach by Newcastle and I take my profession very seriously.
"At times like this, you have to put your personal feelings to one side. There is a job to do and the responsibility is mine.
"I have been in this sort of situation before. I do not have control over the decision as to who will be the manager. My responsibility is to pick the players up and get them prepared for a game on Wednesday."