Manchester United have passed allegations made about a late member of staff to the enquiry into historic sexual abuse in football being chaired by leading lawyer Clive Sheldon, the club said on Thursday.

Billy Watts, who died in 2009, worked as a caretaker, kit man and groundsman at The Cliff, United's former main training ground, during the 1980s, where both the senior and junior squads trained.

According to The Daily Telegraph, Watts was moved to duties at Old Trafford after being punished for an unspecified offence in 1989.

United have passed this and two other allegations to the Sheldon Review. The minutes of the internal disciplinary hearing do not, however, specify list the offence.

According to sports website The Athletic, one of the allegations deals with an indecent assault on a young player.