How must Rio Ferdinand feel right now?
Indeed, Dunne was fanstastic for QPR against Burnley yesterday - the R's' man of the match - and manager Harry Redknapp has been delighted with his form for some time.
"I thought Richard Dunne was fantastic, I thought his performance again, under pressure: he has been amazing," the QPR boss told reporters after the game.
"I can't tell you just how good he was. Every ball he stuck his head on, every time there was someone to boot it away it was Dunney. I thought he was amazing today again."
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As Opta stats show, both Dunne and defensive partner Steven Caulker made the most clearances in the Premier League on Saturday, also winning multiple tackles and aerial duels, with Dunne winning seven interceptions, too.
That shows just how much pressure the 35-year-old, alongside Caulker, Rob Green and the QPR full-backs, were under. And they still kept a clean sheet.
Needless to say, R's fans were delighted with the defender's display against Burnley on Twitter after the 2-0 win!
Dunne was insane yesterday. Not sure why I'm surprised any more, he's been a class signing in his short time with us. #QPR— Chris (@Worthing__) December 7, 2014
Richard Dunne, take a bow! What a fantastic performance today. #QPR— malcolm jacobus (@maljacqpr) December 6, 2014
Richard Dunne was outstanding today. 1st class performance #QPR— DF (@ElroyJetson84) December 6, 2014