Enda Stevens believes a productive Christmas period would be the best present Santa could deliver to Chris Wilder and co.
Speaking ahead of Friday's clash against fifth-placed West Brom, the Republic of Ireland international admits the festive period could play a crucial in United's hopes of remaining up with the pace in the Sky Bet Championship.
He remarked: "There are a lot of games over a short space of time. So if we were able to string some victories together it could make a telling difference, going into the New Year.
"There is no time to dwell on results or think, it's enjoyable because it's just game after game."
Stevens added: "Every footballer wants to play and it comes down to consistency really. I'd like to think I consistently perform to a level where I stay in the team.
"I'm in the team to do a job for Sheffield United, but if my job makes other players better then I'm more then I'm all for it.
"I've grown as a footballer here, I've improved further having done pretty well during my time at Portsmouth, especially last season back in the Championship."