Chris Wilder heaped the praise on his players following the emphatic Easter Monday success over Hull City.
A David McGoldrick brace and a third of the month for Enda Stevens saw United race into a three goal lead by half-time at the KCOM Stadium and it was an advantage that never looked like been relinquished.
And Wilder couldn't speak higher enough about his side post-match, remarking: "It's a great win for us, I'm delighted. Our ex-manager was never going to make it easy for us and they've got some good players at the top of the pitch.
"We had to be right at it against the likes of Campbell, Grosicki and Bowen and attitude wise we were.
"Tactically we were absolutely spot on, particularly out wide and they had possession in areas that didn't hurt us. We were clinical in front of goal and that pleased me.
"The third goal is what we're about, the right-wing back crossing for the left-wing back to head home, but we try and get them high up the pitch and Enda has found his scoring form."
Wilder added: "The attitude before the game was there, there were no shortcuts, we needed a big weekend and we've had a big weekend out of the players.
"There is just a desire to win games and I'm delighted for the players. Nobody will outrun my team, I won't allow it and they all know that, they all have to put a shift in and I don't even ask them.
"That's what I demand of them and they know, from there we try and play and Deano didn't have a lot to do.
"We defended really well and having got three goals in front we were nice and content to keep another clean sheet, but we still looked a threat and we looked a proper team."