Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera responds to match-fixing allegations

Ander Herrera

Ander Herrera

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has publicly spoken about the recent match fixing allegations.

The incident took place three years ago while the midfielder was at Real Zaragoza where a group of players paid money to another team players to lose the match. The Spaniard is one amongst the 41 people cited as possible witness in the ongoing legal process. Zaragoza defeated Levante 2-1 in the final match of the season.

“Ander Herrera – statement: In an on-going legal process involving Real Zaragoza (Spain), the club I was honoured to play from 12 until 22 years of age, there are 41 people cited as possible witnesses, of which I am one,” Herrera wrote on his official Facebook page.

“I have never had and will never have anything to do with manipulating match results. If I am ever called to testify in any judicial hearing, I’ll be happy to attend, as my conscience is totally clear. I love football and I believe in fair play, both on and off the pitch,” he added.

Herrera joined the 20-times English champions earlier in the summer and was the first summer arrival of Louis van Gaal’s era at Old Trafford.

Sky Sports reported a court document provided by the General Prosecutors’ office stating: “The Public prosecutor has filed an action in a criminal court in Valencia against the people mentioned in the document for alleged sporting fraud regarding article 286…of Spain’s penal code.”

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