Ex-Man Utd star Wes Brown who earned £50,000 weekly bankrupt after divorce

Former England and Manchester United star Wes Brown has been declared bankrupt at the High Court.

On February 27, 2023, the tax authority of the UK government, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) filed a bankruptcy petition against the former Red Devils defender, who earned £50,000 weekly at Old Trafford and rubber stamped at the High Court on April 12 with the order published this week in The Gazette.

Last year it was reported Wes split from his 46-year-old wife, Leanne, who appeared in the reality TV show ‘Real Housewives of Cheshire’. 

According to reports, Wes and Leanne split before Christmas 2021 and there were no third parties involved.

He reportedly moved out of the home he shared with Leanne and their children Halle, Lilia, and Lola. 

The couple, who have three children, had tied the knot in a lavish ceremony at Peckforton Castle near Tarporley, Cheshire, in 2009.

Brown, Cheshire, signed for United as a schoolboy and made his debut in 1998. 

He made a whopping 362 appearances for Manchester United, winning the Premier League five times as well as the FA Cup and Champions League twice

He also won 23 England caps and after leaving the Red Devils in 2011 went on to play for Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers and Kerala Blasters in India before hanging up his boots in 2018. 

At the time he was the last member of Manchester United’s 1999 Treble-winning squad still playing professionally.

The Nation