Wayne Rooney builds Mario Kart-style track at home - and splashes out £3k on buggy

Derby County manager and Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney has had a track installed on his estate at his family home that can be driven around as if they're playing Mario Kart


Posted Sunday, January 02, 2022 by Dailystar.co.uk

Wayne Rooney has splashed out £3,000 on an off-road buggy and turned part of his estate into a Mario Kart-style track.

The Manchester United legend owns acres of farmland at his new Cheshire mansion, which his family moved into for Christmas.

And he’s given over part of his country pile to an off-road course where he and his family can race around in the 4x4 buggy with a cage to protect the riders.

A source revealed: "The nearest neighbour is a long way off and they’ve got so much land now that no-one will be disturbed."

Derby County manager Rooney is also getting landscapers to create a jaw-dropping golf course at the £20million pad.

He told Today’s Golfer magazine: "I’m in the process of getting a new place and there will be a few good golfing things involved... a mini course, a few holes, driving range, pro shop, stuff like that.

"Actually, I’ve exaggerated one or two things there. But even so, I can’t wait."

Meanwhile at Derby, manager Rooney has discussed the importance of a preferred bidder for the club being in place for the January transfer window, which has opened.

"As far as I understand, if you come in as the preferred bidder, you can take control of the squad, while everything else is getting dealt with," Rooney said earlier this week.

"So having a preferred bidder would allow me to actually re-sign players and give players new contracts.

Wayne Rooney builds Mario Kart-style track at home - and splashes out £3k on buggy
Wayne Rooney and his family can pretend they're playing Mario Kart in real life now

"Phil Jagielka for example is out of contract on January 17, so it would allow me to do that.

"I’m not saying I want £30m or £40m in January, it will just allow me to tie some players down.

"But there are loan players and if there are free agents, there is some business we could do for the short term.

"Next week is pivotal for this football club. This club needs an owner and I need someone to report back to and plan with."

Derby are back in action on Monday in a pivotal relegation clash with Reading.



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