Victory lifted the Saints to third in the table behind Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, and the Austrian manager said he was not surprised by his team’s rise this season.
“It’s wonderful in front of our fans. It’s great to have them back. I was definitely emotional with a few tears in my eyes,” Hasenhuettl told Sky Sports.
“It’s only 2,000 but you could feel how much they enjoyed watching us. We gave them what we feel they should see from us. It really was the perfect Sunday. It was fantastic.”
Goals from Che Adams, Stuart Armstrong and Nathan Redmond condemned the Blades to their 11th defeat in 12 games.