Louis Reed was quick to thank United's coveted Redtooth Academy after signing a three-year professional contract with the Blades on Tuesday.
The midfielder, United's youngest ever league debutant, has only just turned 17, but he has been given a long-term deal which commences with immediate effect.
Speaking upon putting pen-to-paper, Reed commented: "I am delighted to have realised my aim since about the age of eight, in signing a professional contract.
"It is good to see I have got a future with the Blades and the Gaffer has shown an enormous amount of trust in me. I must also thank Travis Binnion and John Dungworth; they have both also been instrumental to my development as a young player, plus all the other coaches who have worked with me over the years."
Looking back on his first senior start at the weekend, he added: "I was more excited than nervous throughout pre-season and against Bristol City. I try and let nothing faze me, I just play football whatever the level, that is what I love doing.
"I know my strengths and I am always willing to learn and trying to improve. With the help of the coaching staff I try and play to my strong points."