Wayne Rooney is making his return to England, his family, and their extravagant £20 million residence often humorously referred to as the “Morrisons mansion.” This grand abode boasts a full-size football pitch, two fishing lakes, a cinema, and a swimming pool.
The Manchester United and England legend has recently been appointed as the new manager of Birmingham City, taking over from the dismissed John Eustace at St Andrews.
It is believed that Rooney paid over £4 million to a Cheshire property developer to construct this gated dream home, situated in Cheshire, where he will be reuniting with his wife, Coleen, and their four sons – Kai, Klay, Kit, and Cass.
Rooney and Coleen own an extensive property portfolio, including homes in Florida, the USA, the Caribbean, and various locations in the UK. However, their most remarkable property is the six-bedroom, £20 million mansion that sits on 40 acres of land, completed in December 2021 and dubbed “High Lake Manor.”
The Rooney residence includes a full-size football pitch equipped with seating areas and changing rooms, though floodlights were denied due to its rural location. The luxurious amenities within the mansion range from a garage for Rooney’s car collection to a cinema, swimming pool, and two man-made fishing lakes, catering to Rooney’s passion for angling.
The mansion’s design was previously compared to a Morrisons supermarket by neighbors because of its sheer size and architecture. Yet, it now includes an orangery, a bar, a TV room, a snooker room, a cinema, and a wine cellar.
In addition to the lavish features, the Rooney home boasts an expansive indoor swimming pool encased in a glass pavilion, along with a hot tub, plunge pool, steam room, and separate changing rooms for him and her. The property also includes extensive patios, landscaped gardens, and a luxury car garage.
A separate lift connects the main space to the basement floor, which houses a sprawling gym, a pool, a Jacuzzi, and a cinema room.
The decision to build this dream residence stemmed from an attempted break-in at Rooney’s Cheshire home in 2016, after which he embarked on constructing this impressive mansion.
Rooney’s life journey from growing up in a council house in Liverpool to owning these luxurious properties across the globe showcases his remarkable rise from his boyhood club Everton to becoming a football legend, especially during his time with Manchester United and his record-breaking accomplishments for both club and country.
Having transitioned from a prolific playing career, including stints at Everton, Manchester United, and a brief spell in MLS, Rooney is now embracing a new role as the manager of Birmingham City.