Marcus Rashford rents his luxury home at ‘mates rates’ to bankrupt ex-Manchester United star Wes Brown

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Marcus Rashford is one of many football stars to offer help to the former England and Manchester United player

Marcus Rashford is reportedly renting out one of his homes to a bankrupt footballer for a low price. The Manchester United star, 25, has given his former teammate Wes Brown, 43, ‘mate rates’ on a luxury property that he owns.

According to the Daily Star, Rashford is one of many football stars to help the former England and Manchester United player, alongside the likes of Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick - who also spent the most part of their career at Old Trafford.

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Wes Brown, who retired from football in 2018, was declared bankrupt last month after he lost millions in bad property deals, according to the Daily Mail. HMRC filed a bankruptcy petition against the defender, who used to earn over £50,000 a week, in February and it was stamped by the High Court on 12 April, 2023.

Marcus Rashford of Manchester United walks off after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on April 30, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)Marcus Rashford of Manchester United walks off after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on April 30, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images)
Marcus Rashford of Manchester United walks off after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on April 30, 2023 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Matthew Peters/Manchester United via Getty Images) | Manchester United via Getty Imag

A source said: "It may seem like Wes was earning big money — to most people he was — but the trouble was he was also trying to keep up with the lifestyle of team-mates earning five or six times more than he was. Most of his money disappeared in bad property deals. He overpaid on the farm that Leanne [Wassell, his ex wife] lives in.

"He spent something like £6 million or £7m to buy that. They have tried to sell it but haven’t managed to, even after lowering the price to £4.75m. Any money left is tied up in the farm.

"A previous property of theirs was once listed at £4.5m but took seven years to sell, finally going for £2.4million — almost half price."

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Wes Brown of Sunderland in action during a pre season friendly between Darlington and Sunderland at Heritage Park on July 9, 2015 in Bishop Auckland, England.  (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)Wes Brown of Sunderland in action during a pre season friendly between Darlington and Sunderland at Heritage Park on July 9, 2015 in Bishop Auckland, England.  (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)
Wes Brown of Sunderland in action during a pre season friendly between Darlington and Sunderland at Heritage Park on July 9, 2015 in Bishop Auckland, England. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Brown made 232 senior appearances for Manchester United between joining from the youth academy in 1996 and transferring to Sunderland in 2011. After his 15-year stint with the Red Devils, he played for Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers and Indian team Kerala Blasters before retiring in 2018.

The defender also made 23 appearances for England’s senior squad, with involvement in the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea, the UEFA Euro 2008 and the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Brown is set to play on the legends team during the Manchester Remembers charity football match on Sunday 7 May . At the time of writing, the initiative has raised £82,492 for victims of the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing.

Rashford also came to the aid of another footballer just last month. It was reported that the striker invited Aston Villa Women star Alisha Lehmann into his VIP section, rescuing her from a group of men in Chinawhite nightclub in Manchester. The kind gesture promoted the ‘world’s sexiest footballer’ to call Rashford a "gent."

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