Chris Wilder described Saturday's success over Hull City as 'a really big win'.
David McGoldrick scored the only goal of the game from the penalty spot as the Blades moved to the top of the Sky Bet Championship going into the second international break of the season.
And the Blades boss was understandably pleased afterwards, after watching his side make it four consecutive victories and three in a week.
He remarked: "That win gives us an enormous amount of pleasure as a coaching staff, because there were a lot of tired bodies out there.
"We toyed with the idea of changing things up. We've had two away trips with a lot of travelling, Hull had two games with no travelling and an extra day recovery.
"We really did have to get ourselves going and I don't mind how we win games, but we showed an immense amount of character to get the right result and it's a really big win for us."
Wilder added: "We can't always play at our best, but we have to get something from games, the clean sheet was fabulous and Deano made a terrific save. There weren't many chances, it wasn't free-flowing, but I though the crowd were outstanding and pushed us on.
"It was a tough afternoon, but the backing from the terraces was pleasing, it certainly helps and the noise at the end was brilliant and we've ended up getting the right result."