Chris Morgan heaped praise on to the players following Saturday's home success over Port Vale.
Goals from Neill Collins and skipper Michael Doyle paved the way for the Blades first league win since the opening day of the season, which in turn lifted United off the bottom of League One.
The desire and application from United drew instant praise from interim boss Morgan, who thought the hosts were good value for the three points, despite Vale playing with ten men for over an hour following the first-half dismissal of Daniel Jones.
Morgan remarked: "It didn't matter how we got the three points, the result was the only thing that mattered against a good Port Vale side.
"We had emphasised to the lads since the Coventry game that we had something to build on and thankfully we took the positives from that performance and improved further.
"It was tense in the end but it was always going to be. We kept at it though, played when possible and I honestly thought we deserved the win.
"It is always difficult when a manager leaves any football club and ultimately the players are asked a lot of questions.
"But they deserve all the credit because their response has been positive. To a man they found the energy and resolve to get this crucial win and it gets us moving in the right direction which is vitally important."