Nigel Clough says he will give youth a chance this season, believing it won't have a negative effect on United's promotion aspirations.
Louis Reed and Harrison McGahey both started against Bristol City on Saturday and the Blades boss believes it could be time for a change in how the Club goes about their business, despite admitting he would like to add to his squad in the month ahead.
Clough remarked: "We will keep trying to add to the squad, but we might just give our youngsters a chance to shine, they are working hard and we have some very good prospects within the Club.
"There is always a clamour for the big signings but this Club has thrown money at it before in terms of transfers and it hasn't worked.
"Louis (Reed) is a mature performer and nothing seems to faze him. Harrison (McGahey) is the same, he was also in the team on merit at the weekend and let nobody down."
Looking ahead to Wednesday's Capital One Cup clash with Mansfield Town at Bramall Lane, the Gaffer admitted a few players continue to nurse injuries that could rule them out against the Stags.
He revealed: "James Wallace will train this week, but probably miss Wednesday, we need to make sure we get him right before we try and go again.
"Bob Harris is battered and bruised but he will be fine with a bit of rest. "