Chris Wilder felt the Blades second-half performance was the decisive factor following Saturday's win at Reading.
Two late goals at the Madejski Stadium saw United leave Berkshire with the spoils, despite a below-par opening 45 minutes against the struggling Royals.
Reflecting on the game, Wilder commented: "Second-half was great, first-half not so. Reading we probably lifted by the prospect of a new manager coming in and they were quicker to the first and second balls.
"We still had the better chances though and after making a couple of changes and reminding the players about the standards they've previously set, we came roaring back and thoroughly deserved the victory.
"It wasn't an attacking switch at the break because the formation is a positive one to start with. In terms of shape and formation we continually want to go for victories."
The boss added: "Nothing is given in this division and Reading have got a talented group of players. Their bench was strong, so to come and get the win is great and the second-half performance pleased me most."