Chris Wilder believes United's togetherness on and off the field has been a major factor in winning promotion to the top-flight.
He remarked: "It's band of brothers, the group is so tight and there are no egos. We've got individuals, they aren't a group of robots, they've got personalities, but they all pull together.
"For someone like Simon Moore it's been a tough season because he wants to play, but he knows we've had the best goalkeeper in the division. He's still been there everyday back Deano and that tells you what the group is about.
"The likes of Coutts and Stearman too, not played much football but we've needed them and it's always a group effort."
Wilder then reserved a special mention for one of his players, who has scored 15 goals this season, having joined on a free transfer following a trial period.
He added: "David McGoldrick wasn't arrogant when we invited him to come in on trial, a lot of players wouldn't have.
"Some don't like to have to prove themselves, but we wanted to check a few things out with and not just chuck a big contract at him.
"We couldn't have done that, every signing is precious, we try and get every signing right, he was more than happy to come in.
"We looked at him and after a couple of days our minds were made up, he was checked over had an MOT and off he went, he's been amazing for us and deserved his award, he epitomises the group."