Chris Morgan was in bullish mood after witnessing a second-half revival that almost saw the Blades rescue a point against Coventry City on Sunday.
Two Lyle Taylor strikes, his first in United colours, paved the way for a spirited fightback and that gave Morgan hope for the future. The frontman came off the bench, whilst Stephen McGinn and Ryan Hall also made impacts after being introduced in the second half.
United's interim boss remarked: "That last half hour was what everyone with Sheffield United expects, it is certainly the Blades spirit that I remember from my playing days.
"We put Coventry under pressure, we rolled our sleeves up and gave it a really good go, but it shouldn't have taken for me to ask questions of the players at half-time.
"When you cross that white line the minimum you should give is 100 per cent effort. I thought we were naïve in the first-half, we didn't learn from our mistakes and five minutes into the second-half we find ourselves 3-0 down and seemingly out of the contest.
"People watching the game perhaps thought we would go under, but you have to give the lads credit for not letting that happen.
"In the end, it sounds silly to say, but we were unfortunate not to get something from the game, the substitutes all had a positive impact.
"Ryan (Flynn) had an excellent chance at 3-1 and then Conor (Coady) should have scored with his diving header at the back post.
"The second-half display warranted us getting something from the game, but the first-half effort certainly didn't, so we will dust ourselves down ready for the week ahead."