ex-united star wallwork jailed
Former Manchester United midfielder Ronnie Wallwork, once dubbed a "marvellous player" by Alex Ferguson, has been jailed for 15 months for selling on parts from stolen high-performance cars, WRITES MARK OGDEN.
Wallwork earned a title winners' medal in the 2000-01 campaign after making 12 league appearances for United. But the 34-year-old is now starting a prison sentence after pleading guilty to three counts of handling stolen goods.
Wallwork, from Failsworth, Manchester, was working out of a rented scrapyard unit in Newton Heath when he was arrested last November.
It emerged he had sold a Volkswagen Touran engine and parts from a BMW 318i on eBay, and was seen driving a Mazda Furano into the scrapyard three days after it was stolen from a car dealer.
Wallwork almost lost his life in 2006 when he was stabbed in a Manchester bar. His failure to recover fully from wounds to the back and stomach eventually led to the end of his playing days in 2008. (© Daily Telegraph, London)