Travis Binnion was keen to acknowledge the Blades professionalism following Wednesday's emphatic FA Youth Cup second round victory over Worcester City.
Hat-tricks from Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Jake Eyre paved the way for the comprehensive success, with Daniel Cockerline, Ben Whiteman and Jason Paling also netting, but Binnion was also quick to praise United's non-league opponents.
Speaking in the dressing room after the game, Binnion remarked: "Firstly, I think Worcester City, their players and staff deserve a special mention.
"Despite the scoreline playing at Bramall Lane will have been a fantastic experience for everyone associated with the club and they kept running until the bitter end.
"Until we scored our first goal, which came at a crucial time for us, Worcester gave it real go and for them it would have been nice to get a goal, but they have had a magnificent run in the competition and they can be really proud of their achievements.
"For our boys though it was a fantastic night. To play at the Lane was brilliant and to put in such a professional performance from start-to-finish was immensely pleasing.
"Everyone wants to see the goals fly in, but for me I was equally pleased with the clean sheet and the way we kept attacking in the second-half.
"It would have been easy for us to lose our discipline after the break, but we kept passing the ball and unfortunately for Worcester were ruthless in front of goal."
The Blades face a trip to the Reebok Stadium to face Bolton Wanderers in the third round.