Chris Morgan says United's destiny this term ultimately rests with the playing staff.
Sighting an example from the 2007/08 campaign, the Blades interim boss is challenging the players of today to revive the club's fortunes, insisting the season is far from over.
Morgan remarked: "Kevin Blackwell came into the club on Valentine's Day with us a point off the relegation zone in the Championship. We narrowly missed out on the play-offs that season, so we still have time on our side in October.
"If the lads want to pick the gauntlet up and have a good crack at this division it is there for us, if we don't believe and just sit back we will continue to struggle.
"The second half performance on Sunday certainly showed everyone, most of all the players themselves, what we are capable of."
The former skipper is hopeful the Blades can build on Sunday's second half revival, adding:
"The talent we have can't be questioned; the problem at the moment is physiological. We have to use what is between our ears and one win will breed confidence.
"Belief is a key word at the moment and somehow that needs to be instilled into the players."