John Lundstram felt the Blades were good value for Tuesday victory over QPR at Bramall Lane.
Richard Stearman put the Blades in front midway through the first-half, before Lundstram himself added a second five minutes into the second period.
And despite Luke Freeman netting for the R's, United saw the game out to register what could turn out to be an important three points.
Lundstram himself, echoed those sentiments: "Come the end of the season, we will look back on that as a well-earned, hard-fought victory.
"It wasn't the cleanest of performances, but it was three points nevertheless. We shot ourselves in the foot conceding when we did and that gave them hope.
"But we defended well after that, we didn't have too many scares really after the goal, so it's well done to the defenders."
On his second-half strike, the midfielder added: "I'm pleased with the goal, it's one I'd expect to finish, but it's my first at the Kop end, so I'll remember it.
"I really enjoyed the moment and it felt very special scoring at that end."