Danny Wilson was delighted to mark his 100th game in charge of the Blades with a 'hard fought' victory over Oldham Athletic at Boundary Park.
Two second half goals without reply saw United make it five wins from six in League One to consolidate second spot.
Speaking after the 2-0 victory in Lancashire, the Gaffer praised his team's character and resilience:
"It wasn't a pretty game, but you wouldn't expect that given two teams were playing for three valuable points for contrasting reasons.
"We got a couple of breaks which we worked hard for, but we also played some decent football in tough circumstances and in the end it was a hard fought and deserved win."
Wilson was forced into making a change to the back four at the 11th hour, but the returning Matt Hill drew praise from the manager, as did both goalscorers and the 2,591 travelling Blades.
The United boss added: "Danny (Higginbotham) felt unwell on Friday night and it was only at lunchtime on Saturday we knew he wouldn't make it.
"But what an ably deputy we have. Matt (Hill) has been waiting patiently for his opportunity and he was outstanding.
"Both Michael (Doyle) and Dave (Kitson) showed fantastic determination to get their goals.
"For the first one, Michael has followed in a shot and three months ago he wouldn't have been in that position, but he has responded to our encouragement and is being rewarded with goals.
"For the second one, the goalkeeper got in a mess but you still have to win the header and Dave grew about 12 foot to head the ball home!
"You could see from the celebrations what it means to everyone and it was terrific to score both goals in front of our tremendous supporters, who were excellent again."