United have allowed midfielder Florent Cuvelier to leave Bramall Lane on a temporary basis in order for him to gain some regular first-team football.
The 22-year-old has penned a loan deal with League Two promotion hopefuls Burton Albion until 2nd May and could make his Brewers debut in Saturday's clash with Hartlepool United at Victoria Park.
The Belgian is in need of some action having returned from a serious knee injury towards the end of 2014.
"This is a good move to enable Flo to play football on a regular basis to build his fitness," said Blades chief Nigel Clough. "Burton is a good location for him personally and with them being around the top of League Two it gives him some competitive action."
Following the injury, picked up whilst on-loan at Port Vale, Cuvelier made his comeback against Plymouth Argyle in the FA Cup in December and went on to make five appearances for the Blades before the end of the year, the last of which came at Vale Park on Boxing Day.
Signed by former boss David Weir, Cuvelier has made a total of 13 appearances for the Blades.