The Spaniard has been named in an anti-corruption case…
Manchester United star Ander Herrera has issued a statement regarding allegations that he is involved in match fixing on his Facebook page.
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The midfielder has been named in a case filed by Spain’s anti-corruption prosecutor that was filed in Valencia on Monday. He was named alongside Atletico Madrid captain Gabi, Swansea City’s Jefferson Montero, and 38 others in the case.
The allegations relate to the 25-year-old’s time at Real Zaragoza, and specifically a match against Levante at the end of the 2010/11 season. The side needed a win in their last match to stay in La Liga and subsequently beat their opponents 2-1. However, since then there has been an investigation in to the game, and allegations that the match was fixed have arisen.
A judge now needs to decide whether or not to proceed with the case. If the Spaniard is found guilty then he could be banned from football, or even sent to jail.
Herrera arrived at Old Trafford in the summer, and here is the statement he made on the case…
“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.
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.
However this case ends, it will be of interest to all fans of Herrera, and Manchester United.