Danny Wilson praised his players application and desire following Saturday's 2-1 win at Shrewsbury Town.
Goals from Michael Doyle and Dave Kitson helped secure the Blades first League One success of 2013 and despite a late consolation goal from Stephen McGinn, the Gaffer was delighted to see his team return to winning ways.
Wilson commented: "I thought we were in complete control of the game, until the final few minutes when we conceded a sloppy goal.
"The last five or ten minutes was the only time Shrewsbury managed to get the ball into the box.
"Although we didn't open the scoring until after the hour mark, I always knew there were goals in us.
"We perhaps didn't deserve to be 2-0 up at that time but in the end we are delighted with a fully deserved three points.
"It was a real team performance and we had an excellent work ethic from the first minute to the last."
On his two goalscorers, the United boss added: "Full credit must go to Michael (Doyle) he got into those key areas we keep speaking about and it is amazing when he does get there they he often gets the reward.
"It was perhaps slightly fortunately but you get the rub of the green when you pressure the ball.
"For the second Dave (Kitson) has fired home an absolute screamer.
"That goal shows exactly why the lad has spent most of his career in the Premiership.
"He is getting better with games as you would expect and he will continue to be a major threat when he demonstrates that level of quality."