Uwe Rosler paid tribute to his 'Brentford Babes' as they came of age with an emphatic 2-0 win over promotion-chasing Sheffield United.

First-half strikes from Clayton Donaldson and a goal of the season contender from Harry Forrester stretched the Bees' unbeaten run to eight games and consigned United to only their second defeat of the season.

Rosler said: "When you consider that the average age of that side is 22, that they were up against the best team in the league and the way they played in the first half, I'm speechless.

"I'm so proud to be the manager of a group of players like this. The loan players came in and were unbelievable in every area and if there is a better under-21 keeper than Simon Moore in England I'd be very surprised."

Rosler added: "This was an all-round performance that showed the best qualities of the side at both ends of the field, and given their ages I think my players should be incredibly proud."

Blades boss Wilson had no complaints about the result.

He said: "We got stronger and stronger as the game went on but couldn't get that goal we needed.

"I don't want to take anything away from Brentford because they are a very good side and they will be one of the main challengers at the end of the season.

"They have good pace, attack well on the counter, defend well and a are a credit to Uwe Rosler.

"That said if we had got the goal it might have been a different game."