Blades boss Nigel Clough praised the performance of striker Steven Davies after a hard-fought 1-0 win over Port Vale at Bramall Lane.
The former Blackpool forward was a constant thorn in the side of the Vale defence and though it was Jose Baxter who got the all-important goal, Clough hailed the impact of Davies as United got back to winning ways.
Clough said: “Steven Davies gives us an all-round centre-forward’s performance.
“He was magnificent. He held the ball up, won his headers, the only thing missing was a goal.”
The victory ended a poor run of results for United which had threatened to derail their play-off challenge, but now Clough is hoping the confidence is back in the side.
“Confidence can return in different ways,” he added. “The battling way we saw to see the second half out...that can give us confidence as well.”