Chris Wilder admitted to having mixed emotions following Sunday's entertaining draw with Fulham at Bramall Lane.
Billy Sharp's late penalty cancelled out Ademola Lookman's opener to earn United a share of the spoils and Wilder admitted it was a positive result in the end, having lost control of a game his side had controlled for the majority of the first-half.
The Blades boss is urging his players to play with more belief in the coming weeks and insists the shackles need to come off to build on a first point of the season, after Fulham missed a number of chances after the break, most notably Aleksander Mitrovic blazing over from the penalty spot.
Max Lowe was forced off early into his Premier League debut with concussion, whilst John Fleck will miss the next four to six weeks with an injury sustained whilst on international duty with Scotland.
Record signing Rhian Brewster made his debut from the bench and Wilder explained he thought the England U21 international would be best suited to entering the fray as the game started to open up, but was frustrated United didn't have more control of the ball following his introduction.