Chris Wilder believes United's hopes of a play-off spot in the Sky Bet Championship remain very much in their own hands, with 15 games to go.
Speaking after Saturday's victory over Leeds at the Lane, Wilder remarked: "We've got a strong group, they want to do well and they know how to win, that's the biggest thing.
"I believe we were due a win, especially at home. Our attitude was first-class, the play wasn't free flowing, but the result is all that anyone was bothered about.
"It's in our hands, the answers lie with us and if we outwork and outbattle the opposition we will have a fantastic opportunity of winning games between now and the end of the season."
And the Blades boss is now happy with the options available to him, Wilder added: "We went back to the old guard I suppose and both Billy and Duffy looked really sharp.
"It's terrific that we've got a strong squad now, it gives us options and we're pleased to have David Brooks back training with the main group again.
"We've also got to try and integrate the new players into the squad, ideally we'd have done that in the summer, but we had to wait until January to get them in and it will take a bit of time."