Danny Wilson was keen to take the positives from Saturday's stalemate against the MK Dons at Bramall Lane, reserving special praise for the supporters.
Speaking after the goalless draw against Karl Robinson's outfit, Wilson felt his side didn't have the rub of the green which could have seen they register a deserved win, but he was quick to praise his players application and the backing they received from a crowd of nearly 18,000:
"I thought the fans were brilliant, they kept us going from the first minute to the last, that helped the lads start the game with a good tempo.
"Even towards the end when the game was heading for a draw, the fans were encouraging the players, but unfortunately we couldn't get that elusive goal.
"We were playing a very good footballing side which we knew, but as the game went on we got a grip of it and had three or four half chances in the second half.
"The big chance fell to Jonathan (Forte), but the goalkeeper made a good save to deny us, overall though we played very well.
"I think a couple of big decisions didn't go our way. We had two big shouts for a penalty, Dean (Lewington) punched a ball when Harry (Maguire) ready to head goal, it was blatant.
"The second one was a foul on Ryan (Flynn) but we didn't get the breaks and we mustn't let that detract from what was a very good performance at times."
It is over nine hours since United conceded a goal and Wilson feels that is giving his team a solid foundation to build on, although he admits in an ideal world the Blades would have won the last two home fixtures by the odd goal.
He concluded: "We have prided ourselves on keeping clean sheets in recent weeks, that is six in succession now, it is just a shame we haven't been able to go on and win our last two home matches.