FORMER Manchester United academy star Ronnie Wallwork has been warned he could face prison after admitting to an assault charge.
The Sun exclusively revealed last month that Wallwork, 43, had been accused of fracturing a man’s eye socket in a pub brawl.
The ex-Premier League winner was charged with GBH after claims he and an accomplice attacked Alan Mulholland while he was talking to them.
Mr Mulholland was said to have been headbutted and needed three stitches to his face.
Wallwork and co-defendant David Gardner, 43, pleaded guilty to the GBH charge from December 2019 on Thursday.
And they have been warned they could be facing time behind bars.
Judge Tina Landale said: “Your guilty pleas will be taken into account in your favour.
“But it is important that I have as much information as possible before I sentence you both so I am ordering a pre-sentence report.
“All sentencing options are open including custodial. I have not ruled anything in or out.”
Wallwork joined Man United in 1993, making 19 appearances in total while getting a Premier League winners’ medal in 2001.
Wallwork then moved to West Brom in 2002 and was named their Player of the year in 2005.
Wallwork also turned out for the likes of Bradford City, Barnsley, Huddersfield and Sheffield Wednesday.
He was jailed for 15 months in December 2011 for selling stolen car parts.
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