Billy Sharp was delighted to see United their first season back on a real high at Bristol City and in doing so secure a top ten finish in the Championship.
But the skipper felt the Blades should have been able to enjoy Sunday's finale more than they did in the end at Ashton Gate.
He remarked: "The win was what we really wanted as we've not done it enough in recent weeks.
"It was a lovely afternoon at 3-0 in the sun, but then we went and made it hard for ourselves.
"It was nice to get on the scoresheet, the only disappointment was not seeing it out better and keeping a clean sheet."
Sharp added: "We've got to improve from set-pieces, that's another two goals from set plays that have gone against us.
"Kieron (Freeman) knows where the net is, he can pop up with those at the back post and it capped a fine move.
"I spoke to the manager before a ball was kicked and we agreed a top ten finish would be a great achievement.
"We're disappointed that we've fallen away having been firmly in contention, but we must remain positive."