Pardew did confess he has a United team at last. He didn't name names but doesn't need to.
He said: "Newcastle fans see that these players are pulling for the club — in the past they've had a few names who weren't.
"But I look in my dressing room now and I have not got anyone like that. We're all pulling, all having a go.
"There's too much talk in the Premier League and sometimes actions speak louder. We've done our talking on the pitch."