"No-one really knows what the manager is going to do," the striker said. "It is really up to him. We'll just play our football and wait and see what happens in the summer.
"But if the players here now like impress as they did against United then there's every chance we will be here."
But then when asked whether he would be happy to stay at Pride Park, Earnshaw hardly nailed his colours to the Derby mast.
"We'll have a look at it, but things have to be right for me and the club," added Earnshaw. "I just have to keep playing like I did against United and see what happens."