Wayne Rooney Is Preparing 'To Become A Farmer' After Football Retirement

In one of the more bizarre news stories of the day, former Manchester United and England striker Wayne Rooney is already planning life after his football days are over.

Rooney, who is currently at MLS side DC United, has apparently applied to build a 'place' to store a tractor and hay bales at his £20 million Cheshire mansion in the hope of becoming a farmer.

I've heard it all now.

This 'place' is reportedly a 20ft steel-framed shed equipped to store farming appliances and machinery.

The Daily Star claim that Rooney has employed property development company Brighouse Homes to ask Cheshire East Council for permission to execute his plans.

An application statement reads:

"The proposed building is to provide shelter and security to machinery and equipment related to the upkeep of the agricultural land.

"It will also provide dry storage for hay.

"The proposed building will be used for storage of farm maintenance such as a tractor and also as a hay store when required."

Back in 2017, former England international Rooney expressed his desire to go into management when his playing days were over, so perhaps farming life would just be a hobby:

"I've publicly said before I'd like to go into management," he told people at a Football Writers Association dinner to commemorate his record-breaking 250th goal for Manchester United.

"Obviously I'd have to complete my badges, which I'm doing at the minute.

"I feel it'd be a shame to have the knowledge I feel I have about football and walk away from it once I've finished playing."

Do you think Wayne Rooney would make a good manager, and who would he manage?

Let us know in the comments.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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