Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has reiterated that his charges have made a drastic improvement since being promoted to topflight but insists there is still more to come from the Blades, Sky Sports reported.
"It's important people remember that," said Wilder. "We are still newcomers into the division - this team that has come up from League One.
"I still have to keep reminding people that that's the situation. We weren't this ridiculously powerful Championship club that has an unbelievable amount of money to spend who were getting set for the Premier League. We've done it in double-quick time and the boys are still learning.
"We've got young players in there and it's their first season in the Premier League, and I think you must look at that when people criticise or have an opinion on certain players. But I think they are doing great and that's all that matters.
"We wouldn't have got the results we have if we hadn't adapted well in certain situations but we are looking to improve - to improve the players individually and to improve as a group.
"There's still a long way to go and our feet are on the ground but we are delighted with the start we've made, but as I've said before it is only a start and the challenge is to continue and be consistent in performances."
Sheffield United will welcome Burnley to Bramall Lane on Saturday as they look to keep up their unbeaten streak - even better, secure three points at home.
"I have a lot of respect for Burnley and (manager) Sean Dyche and it will be as hard a game as we will face this season, they are a very good, well-organised team who know exactly what this division is about," said Wilder.
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