Chris Wilder was brimming with pride and a positive outlook following Friday's Sheffield derby at Bramall Lane.
United dominated from start to finish, but were unable to break the deadlock, with David McGoldrick having a penalty saved by Cameron Dawson in the first-half.
But Wilder was characteristically positive following the stalemate, remarking: "We were outstanding, we had a plan and stuck to that plan.
"I was disappointed when we played them last season at home, when we again we expected them to come and sit in, we didn't move them about enough or the ball quick enough.
"But we totally dominated this one, we made a team full of big hitters and big name resort to just whacking it anywhere. They were hoping for it to fall for Reach or Barry Bannan."
The Blades chief added: "They sat on the edge of their box for 90% of the game, perhaps we could have got the ball into the box more and quicker at times, but they had five big units who didn't move all night.
"We just need that break, the penalty was an opportunity and we just couldn't find that bit of something in the second-half, but I have no disappointments about my team and how we've played, I'd rather be in our changing room than the opposition."