Kevin McDonald feels the best is yet to come, both personally and collectively as the Blades look to cement a position amongst the League One frontrunners.
The influential Scot has admitted he has yet to hit top speed this term, something he believes could also be labelled against the team in general, despite United sitting fourth in League One ahead of the weekend's trip to face Carlisle United.
On his own form, McDonald conceded: "I started the season slowly last season too but finished strongly, so hopefully over the Christmas period I can raise my game by an extra 10 per cent or so.
"A lot of the lads will tell you the same, as individuals and as a squad we don't feel we have peaked yet, so if each player can improve as the season progresses I am sure our results and, subsequently, the league position will only improve."
Looking ahead to the clash at Brunton Park, the midfielder, who has acknowledged the fact he needs to add goals to his all-round performance, added:
"Carlisle is never an easy place to go to. At this time of year it will be even more hostile than usual, it will be cold and intimidating and we will have to be near our best to get a result, despite their lowly league position.
"The Gaffer has told me I need to contribute more goals and assists and that is something I am working hard to achieve, but at this level you also have to do the 'dirty' work and with each game I feel I'm improving in that respect."