Rooney "finds it strange" key moment in City’s title win was "never questioned"

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Wayne Rooney says he is mystified Sergio Aguero's famous last-minute winner against QPR wasn't "questioned".

A statue has been erected outside the Etihad Stadium in dedication to the striker's goal. The statue has been put up in memory of the moment City beat their Manchester rivals to the Premier League title thanks to a last-minute goal from the Argentine.

But 10 years on from the 93rd minute winner against QPR, the former United and Everton player has had his say on the famous goal that cost his side the league title. He says he was baffled by QPR's kick-off after Edin Dzeko's equaliser to make it 2-2.

QPR don't pass it back to their own players, but instead punted the ball as far into the opposition corner as they could. It happened 91 minutes and 58 seconds into the game, meaning QPR's players were almost certainly trying to run the clock down as they sensed a late comeback.

But Rooney said he found the behaviour baffling. "Paddy Kenny should have done better for a couple of the goals," Rooney told The Sun.

"City get the second goal and QPR kick it straight back to them and that's never been questioned – I find that strange.

"Djibril Cisse celebrating after the game with the City players, but yeah listen it's a historic moment in the Premier League so I'm sure that – if you are not involved as a Manchester United player, that's probably one of the greatest moments in the league."

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Aguero visited the Etihad earlier this week for the statue reveal after the striker was forced to retire earlier this season when it was found that he had cardiac arrhythmia, a condition that means he has an irregular heartbeat, just months after sealing a move to Catalan giants Barcelona.

The statue itself attracted plenty of debate, with people claiming that it looked like another world-class footballer other than Aguero. The statue was instantly mocked on social media by fans who claimed it looked more like Real Madrid veteran Toni Kroos.

German international Kroos even got in on the banter himself, jokingly responding to a tweet of the statue with: “Sure?” after they captioned it “Sergio is here".

Fans also chimed in with their thoughts, with one Twitter user writing: “Is it just me or this statue looks more like Kroos than Aguero?”

  • Wayne Rooney
  • Sergio Aguero
  • Manchester United FC
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