Sheffield United star on why players now believe they belong in Premier League

John Lundstram says he and his Sheffield United teammates now believe they belong at Premier League level, after an impressive start to life in the top-flight.

Lundstram has been virtually an ever-present in the United side since the start of the season, with only Chris Wilder's front two really being rotated so far.

In their 22 games so far this season in the league, United have only been soundly beaten once - and that was against the champions-elect Liverpool, who are head and shoulders above any other team in the Premier League.

And Lundstram admitted: "It's been a fantastic start to the season for us.

John Lundstram of Sheffield United heads the ball at goal during the Premier League match at Bramall Lane, Sheffield. James Wilson/Sportimage

"We've set the standards for ourselves now and we want to come out and give a good account of ourselves every single week.

"We're all really enjoying life in this league and live for the big games. We've played at places like Liverpool and while we weren't at our best, we've got to aspire to play at the intensity of these teams.

"We think we belong now. We all come into games with belief and believed we could get something from big games like Manchester City and Liverpool away, which probably shows how far we've come.

"It wasn't to be in those games but we think we belong here; we just can't get too ahead of ourselves now."