David Weir insists United's League One campaign remains very much in its infancy, but he believes improvement will become noticeable as the season progresses.
Speaking after the 1-1 stalemate with Colchester United at the weekend, Weir remarked: "It is a compliment to Sheffield United that teams come to Bramall Lane to be resilient and focus on containing us.
"What we have to adjust to is breaking a defence down, we will create more chances with time and will also become more ruthless in front of goal."
"Lyle (Taylor) got another full game under his belt and a lot of the others are starting to understand what it is like to play under the expectation of a club like this.
"Callum (McFadzean) gave it his all, there was plenty to be positive about and aspects to work on, but it is my belief to focus on the positives and that gives the lads the confidence and determination to improve."
After sharing the points with the U's, Weir reflected on Kevin McDonald's departure, but preferred to focus on the players he has at his disposal to fill the void left by the Scotsman.
He continued: "Kevin leaving has had an impact on us because he is a very good player, but we have to work with the lads we have at the moment and we have some exciting attacking talent within the squad.
"We have to experiment and develop, we have to give everyone a chance to stake a claim, within reason, and then we will look for some stability as we continue to learn and progress."