United's U21s returned to winning ways with a deserved 3-2 over high flying Brentford at Jersey Road on Tuesday afternoon.
Jake Wright scored in each half with his first coming from the penalty spot, with CJ Hamilton also on target as Chris Morgan's youngsters inflicted a first defeat in eight matches on the Bees, who had previously won six consecutive games.
Trialist Jamie Cobain, from Newcastle United, started for the Blades having joined the Blades on work experience on Monday.
The visitors were quickly out of the blocks and took the lead in the 13th minute as WRIGHT won a penalty, which he subsequently dispatched with confidence.
And midway through the first period, HAMILTON reacted quickest to capitalise on a defensive error, before racing through on goal to double United's lead.
Before the break, Brentford gave themselves hope as SENIOR beat the advancing Ramsdale after Westbrook's defence splitting pass had sent him clear.
Having impressed in the first-half, United picked up from where they had left off after the interval and regained the two-goal advantage in the 67th minute when WRIGHT got his second of the afternoon heading home following a well worked corner.
The hosts cause wasn't helped when Josh Laurent was then giving his marching orders, but the Bees did manage a consolation effort deep into stoppage-time, but it wasn't enough to deny the Blades the spoils.
Coach Chris Morgan was understandably delighted with the victory, he remarked: "The lads deserve all the credit because it was an excellent performance against a good side.
"We thoroughly deserved the win and in the end could have won by a greater margin.
"It was also nice to see us finish the game with four scholars on the pitch."
Read sufc.co.uk on Wednesday for more reaction from United's Development Coach.
Blades: Ramsdale, Cobain, Phillips, Dimaio, Banton, Whiteman, Coustrain, Brooks (Semple 90), Wright (Gilmour 83), Heh (Litchfield 75), Hamilton.
Unused: Perryman, Cummings.