Herrera denies match-fixing allegations
Posted: 8 February 2018 Time: 13:52
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has distanced himself from the involvement of fixing a La Liga game with his former club Real Zaragoza in 2011.
According to reports in Spanish media, the 28-year-old is set to appear in court on the charges of match-fixing between Zaragoza and Levante in May 2011, which saw his former side survive relegation on the final day of the season.
Deportivo La Coruna were instead relegated as Los Manos won 2-1 and according to Spanish authorities, numerous players and coaching staff received payments of between £35k (R588 000) and £44k (R739 000).
"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," the Spain international midfielder said, as quoted by Sky Sports News.
"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."