Chris Porter believes the Blades were good value for the rewarding 1-0 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage on Tuesday night.
The Blades striker praised his team-mates for the character and desire they showed to ensure United netted a capital gain against Rene Meulensteen's Cottagers.
On the victory in London, secured by Shaun Miller's header deep into extra-time, United's number nine, who had to be withdrawn with a hamstring problem, remarked: "What a night, I don't think anyone could argue we deserved to win the game.
"We entered the game knowing what we had to do, we knew if we didn't concede early on we were in with a shout and the longer the game went on the more we believed and the more frustrated Fulham and their supporters got.
"I just had a feeling that we might nick it before the game went to penalties and thankfully Harry (Maguire) and Shaun (Miller) have combined from Jose's corner to snatch a winner.
"Those nights are why you play professional football, but equally so we know it will count for nothing at the weekend against Shrewsbury Town.
"The coaching staff said afterwards that if victories and occasions like this don't inspire us to improve our league results nothing will, now it is down to the players to take on board that message."