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Paddy Kenny has fired back at Wayne Rooney after the Manchester United legend questioned the former Queens Park Rangers goalkeeper's role in Manchester City's historic Premier League triumph in 2012.
Earlier this month, Rooney took aim at Kenny's performance in City's famous 3-2 win over QPR on the final day of the 2011-12 season.
Kenny conceded twice in the final minutes of the match, with Sergio Aguero scoring a dramatic late winner for City to snatch the title away from United.
"On reflection, Paddy Kenny should have done better for a couple of the goals. City get the second goal, and QPR kick it straight back to them," said Rooney.
"That's never been questioned, which I find strange. Djibril Cisse celebrating with the City players after the game.
"Listen, it's a historic moment in the Premier League, and I'm sure if you're not a Manchester United player it's probably the greatest moment in the league."
Kenny has now issued a brutal response to Rooney after taking exception to his comments.
Kenny took to Twitter to post a picture of himself drinking a beer and compared it to a photo of Rooney attending the ongoing court case between Coleen Rooney and Rebekah Vardy.
The former Republic of Ireland international posted the two images alongside the caption: "36 v 44 Rooney must of let that aguero goal get to him."
Fans on Twitter were quick to join in.
"That's what managing Derby can do to a man Paddy," wrote one fan.
Another joked: "In fairness he probably done more running in one game than you did your career lad."
Last week, Manchester City unveiled a new statue of Aguero's iconic celebration against QPR on the 10-year anniversary of his title-winning goal.
36 v 44 Rooney must of let that aguero goal get to him 😲🤣 pic.twitter.com/mlpNcOEwQQ— Paddy Kenny (@paddykenny17) May 18, 2022
The statue has been mocked online for more closely resembling Toni Kroos than Aguero but the former Argentina international says he feels honoured to have had it stood outside the Etihad.
"Truthfully, it is a very beautiful thing for me, to see myself 10 years ago is very moving," he said.
"In those 10 years I was able to win a lot of trophies and was able to help the Club become one of the most important in the world.
"I am very grateful to the club for making this statue in recognition of my football career in Manchester. It is something very special."