Kieron Freeman believes United have enough 'quality' within the ranks to better last season's tenth place finish in the Sky Bet Championship.
A point that is emphasised in his position, with Freeman and George Baldock the primary options available to boss Chris Wilder.
On the competition for places, the 26-year-old remarked: "We've both kind of got our time on the pitch when the other one has unfortunately been injured.
"We're close, we don't sit down and talk about our position so much, but we're a close knit group here and we all get on well to be honest.
"Myself and George have got some similar qualities and different strengths, but I don't really compare myself against him, I just want him to do well if he is playing and he's the same me."
Freeman added: "The bigger picture is we want to be in the Premier League and we can't win anything as individuals.
"It's a results-based business and although we've lost a couple of games I think we've played really well for much of the season so far and we've got some quality players within the squad."