Harry Maguire believes pre-season preparations are going well, as the Blades prepare to face their first test of the summer against English opposition.
United remained unbeaten throughout their three-game tour of Scotland, notching up two victories against Greenock Morton and Raith Rovers, but Maguire says further progress needs to be made ahead of the big League One kick-off in front of the live Sky cameras.
Looking back at the Blades visit north of the border and pre-season in general, the centre-half remarked:
"The results have been an added bonus, but the most important aspect of the tour was understanding and implementing aspects of how the Gaffer wants us to play.
"In the first-half at Raith we passed the ball really well and thoroughly deserved the win, but getting minutes in the legs and getting ourselves right for the first league game of the season remains our priority.
"Personally I am progressing nicely, as a player you often dread the pre-season running but the training has been enjoyable and the lads have taken so much from the last 10 days or so.
"It has been tough, but we have worked a lot with the balls and all the lads will tell you that you get more technically from those sessions.
"We will continue to progress with three tough games against League Two sides, starting with Bury, but everything remains focused on the Notts County fixture."