PAUL INCE discovered who the real "guv'nor" is at Ewood Park as this particular pupil found the Manchester United master Sir Alex Ferguson too much to deal with.
The nickname Ince attached to himself as a player is more suited to Ferguson given the enormous number of trophies he has acquired in a stellar managerial career.
And the view from his Blackburn technical area was an unpleasant picture for Ince as United sauntered to victory thanks to a goal in each half from Wes Brown and Wayne Rooney.
United dominated throughout, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Anderson, Dimitar Berbatov, Ryan Giggs and Carlos Tevez providing attacking flair.
But the opening goal, after 34 minutes, had Ince seething, with Rovers keeper Jason Brown on the deck after a collision with Nemanja Vidic when Rooney crossed the ball for Wes Brown to steer home at the far post. "Once we conceded the first goal, that shouldn't have been allowed, it was backs to the wall," said Ince. "The referee or linesman's got to make a decision. That's a disgraceful one."
Just after the hour, United were two up. This time Ronaldo was the provider, finding space and time to pick out Rooney, who produced an unstoppable first-time finish that flashed into the Blackburn goal.
United manager Ferguson believed it was his team's most impressive display of the campaign. "I think it was our best performance of the season in terms of passing, a really top performance," he said. "It's always been a difficult place, they've always made it a battle and we've lost a couple of times, but today everyone was on song."