United beat Brighton and Hove Albion 1-0 at Bramall Lane thanks to winner David McGoldrick and although it was too late to have an effect on their hopes for survival, which ended last week in a loss to Wolves , Heckingbottom said his team deserved the result.
“The players deserve the greatest credit,” he said.
“We talked about the questions that are put to us, so for them it’s fairness and the right result for their attitude.
“It’s been a tough season, but they haven’t given in once, and it’s good for us to have the friction of the green. We deserved all three points.
“For us, it was about being clinical and doing our job individually. We have been saying all season that we were among the best and that we missed chances and then got punished. So going forward makes a big difference. Then we had to defend and put our bodies in danger.
“We want to win for the fans. We know what’s happened, we’re a league club next season, but that doesn’t mean we’re not going to give it our all by the end of the season. We may be planning for next season, but we have to earn points and give performances like this.
Jakub Moder thought he trailed Brighton in a tie in the second half when he turned the ball past the excellent Aaron Ramsdale, but a VAR check showed he was offside when Adam Webster directed the ball.
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