Chris Wilder felt his side were worthy winners over Nottingham Forest on Good Friday.
Speaking after seeing goals from Mark Duffy and Enda Stevens send the Blades back up to second place in the Sky Bet Championship, the manager was understandably satisfied.
He remarked: "It was a good performance, a positive result and a big three points.
"We needed a bit of quality and we found it. I said at half-time it was there for us to go and win and we did.
"I'm not being disrespectful to Nottingham Forest, but we are a long, long way in front of them and that shows how many big clubs we've put behind us.
"It was never going to be easy, they had pride in their performance and we had to work for the win which we knew we'd have too."
Wilder added: "We got our noses in front and then we saw a bit of the old swagger coming back into us, it was a deserved win and I believe we'd have won regardless of the sending off.
"It was positive play from David McGoldrick and the lad has come across and taken him out when he has got a goalscoring opportunity.
"We were positive going for the second goal and we did really well to get it because Forest made it difficult for us, but we were patient and clinical."