David McAllister was delighted to mark the new campaign with the winning goal against Shrewsbury Town, the club he helped win promotion from League Two last season.
The Irishman made an immediate impact against the newly promoted Shrews, drifting into the penalty area before meeting Marcus Williams pinpoint cross to volley home.
McAllister, who praised Town's best efforts, was delighted to net the decisive goal in front of the Kop, but insisted the Blades must improve ahead of away matches at Coventry and Colchester:
"To get a goal against the club I was on-loan at last season was real special, but from the team's perspective we have a lot of areas to improve on because we were nowhere near our best.
"Graham Turner spoke to me just before kick-off and he was pleased to see my hardowrk had got me in the starting XI, but warned me not to do anything special!
"It was a great ball to the back post from Marcus (Williams) and the Gaffer has kept telling me to attack that area of the box and get on the end of deep crosses.
"I am not a traditional winger, but as a right-sided player I like to get up and down that line and get into the box when possible.
"We were excellent for the first 20 minutes or so, but we then struggled to get a grip of possession and the ball was in the air a lot as the game progressed, but we will improve.
"Shrewsbury gave it a real go and I think they are capable of holding their own in League One this season.
"We produced some excellent performances on the road last season and we are looking to replicate some of those results this season starting at the Ricoh Arena on Tuesday."