Nigel Clough insists the Blades will be going all out to end the season with three consecutive wins, starting at Port Vale on Friday night.
Despite a top six finish now mathematically out of United's reach, Clough says there is still plenty to play for in the remaining matches.
He commented: "We want to finish the season as high as possible, accumulating as many points as possible.
"Our aim now is to finish seventh with 69 points, our position now is remarkable given the poor start to the season the Club had and our position after the defeat at Crewe in February.
"But now all thoughts are on next season and if we finish strongly with a run of wins, then I am a firm believer in momentum and hitting the ground running in pre-season and the start of next term."
On the test at Vale Park on Friday, kick-off 8pm, Clough added: "It will be a tough clash, Micky Adams has done a fantastic job in getting Vale comfortably into the top half following promotion from League Two and he is a manager that I respect.
"They have had a lot of well documented problems in recent times, but Micky has assembled a very competitive squad that has proved it is good enough to compete at this level.
"It should be a good game and I fully expect Vale to go all out for the win, just like ourselves."