Stephen McGinn is loving life at Bramall Lane under David Weir.
The midfielder, who joined from Watford in June, got on the scoresheet in United's most recent friendly success at Bury at the weekend and believes preparations are ticking along nicely ahead of the League One curtain-raiser against Notts County next month.
Speaking after scoring the third goal in the Blades 3-1 win at Gigg Lane, McGinn commented: "It is always nice to be winning matches and obviously scoring is a great feeling, but at this stage it means nothing. At the moment we are focusing on our fitness and learning how the manager wants us to play.
"I am enjoying playing in front of the back four and alongside Michael (Doyle) and Kevin (McDonald), I am just trying to adapt to how the manager wants us to play.
"Kevin can influence the game further forward and he can play passes that a lot of people don't see."
McGinn added: "The heat of the last few weeks has really helped our fitness levels and now things will hot up as the season gets ever closer.
"We are desperate for that first game and I can't wait to get into the thick of the action at Bramall Lane."