Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has denied claims that he was involved in match-fixing while playing in Spain.
The authorities in Spain have decided to reopen an investigation into a game played between Levante and Herrera’s former team Real Zaragoza in 2011. Zaragoza won the match 2-1 and were thus saved from the clutches of relegation.
Ander Herrera at that point in time was playing for Zaragoza and he alongside 41 other individuals could face trial with prison sentences – if proved guilty.
Now that the case has reopened, the Manchester United midfielder has issued a statement saying,
“As I stated back in 2014 when this issue was raised, I have never had and will never have anything to do with manipulating match results. If I am ever called to testify in a judicial hearing, I will be delighted to attend as my conscience is totally clear. I love football and I believe in fair play, both on and off the pitch.”
The allegation surrounding the match is that money was deposited in the Levante player’s accounts by officials who were connected with Zaragoza.