Chris Wilder felt his side deserved at least a share of the spoils from Saturday's clash against Nottingham Forest at the City Ground.
John Lundstram opened the scoring, netting his first United goal after on three minutes, but first-half replies from Jason Cummings and Kieran Dowell proved to be decisive for the home side, despite Cameron Carter-Vickers hitting the post late on.
But speaking after a first loss in three, Wilder was upbeat in his assessment, commenting: "We came here knowing if we played well we could win, we didn't, but it wasn't for the want of being positive.
"We're not a counter attacking side, we're not a sit back and defend side and we're not a 4-5-1 or boot it in the stands side, we got for it and unfortunately we got done.
"They might look at it and think they've done well, but anyone here, I hope, will have been impressed with our performance, we're on the right track."
Reflecting on the opening two months of the campaign, the Blades boss is more than satisfied with what his team has produced.
Concluding his thoughts on the loss against Mark Warburton's Reds, he added: "I'm delighted with the first 11 games, the second international break was always going to be key and we've had some outstanding results too.
"On the back of Sunday and Wednesday and with Forest hurting this was always going to be tough, but we've had a fantastic month.
"We now have to find a level of consistency moving forward and I would have loved to have had a game next week.
"But we have to utilise the break to its maximum and go again. We've got a target on our back and I'm delighted we've got a target on our back because it shows we've done something right.
"This was a fantastic game of football at a proper football club featuring two committed sides and apart from the result I really enjoyed it.
"But I'm delighted with what's in the changing room and long may it continue.