Chris Wilder says it's about points not plaudits, after a hard-fought victory over QPR at Bramall Lane on Tuesday night.
Goals from Richard Stearman and John Lundstram put the Blades in control after 50 minutes, but Luke Freeman's effort just after the hour gave the R's hope.
Despite that concession, the Blades boss was delighted with how his players saw the game out to register back-to-back home victories, following the success over Leeds.
The Gaffer remarked: "I thought we were outstanding. When we had to defend at the end we did, but the first 60 minutes we attacked and were great, we could have stretched our lead.
"We've got to recognise that we're in the Championship and regardless of where some the teams we are playing are, just have a look through the teamsheet.
"Look at the money some these clubs have spent and some of the quality they've got within their ranks.
"So if you have to see it out, you have to do whatever it takes to win, it's about finding different ways to win games, it wasn't our greatest performance in the last 15 minutes we know that, but we won the game."
Wilder added: "I'm much happier standing here after watching that, rather than when we were on that run and I was going in the manager's office and everyone saying how fantastic we were and wondering how we hadn't won.
"We're at Championship level and we're winning games of football consistently to stay in the mix.
"We've got to learn, if it's tight we'll always go for it, but we'd done enough in the first hour to be comfortable in front. QPR score a goal and it's game on, but we found a way."