Ronnie Wallwork Player Profile
Newton Heath born and bred, Ronnie Wallwork joined the Manchester United Academy straight from school at the age of 16. The granite hewn midfielder made his Premier League debut in a 7–0 win over Barnsley at Old Trafford in October 1997 but he never managed to establish himself in the first team under manager Alex Ferguson.
With the fierce competition for places at Manchester United, Ronnie Wallwork struggled to make an impact at Old Trafford. The local born player was eventually given a free transfer by Manchester United at the end of the 2001-02 campaign and subsequently left the Old Trafford club for West Bromwich Albion where he became a massive favourite with the Hawthorns supporters. Well known for his commitment and dedication, the strong running midfield dynamo made close to 100 league appearances for West Bromwich before he decided to join forces with Sheffield Wednesday midway through the 2007-08 season. In November 2006, Ronnie Wallwork needed a life-saving operation after suffering seven stab wounds to his stomach, back and hand when he was attacked in a Manchester night club. Ronnie Wallwork: “I was training at West Bromwich while the court case was going on so it was tough and then after the court case, and I was just delighted he got sent down.” Ronnie Wallwork Facts: A determined and versatile midfield playmaker, Ronnie Wallwork managed to notch up a total of 28 first team appearances for Manchester United while with The Red Devils. The much traveled player was loaned out to several league clubs his professional career, including Carlisle United, Stockport County, Bradford City and Barnsley. Unfortunately, Ronnie Wallwork´s life after playing football was somewhat less composed with a number of ill-fated attempts at business management.