I guess you're right. We shouldn't judge him until next season but the signs are not too good.
Sunderland against Arsenal looked like they didn't want to be there at all.
They looked a totally demoralised team and the prospects for next season are not looking good.
I wouldn't be surprised at all if they slip into the 2nd division.
When you compare the display they put up against Arsenal with that of Sheffield United in the cup I just can't see how McCarthy is going to succeed in getting them promoted next season.