Wednesday 23 January 2019

Ander Herrera’s ‘conscience is totally clear’ over match-fixing allegations

The investigation is looking at a Real Zaragoza game in 2011.

Ander Herrera has been at Manchester United since 2014
Ander Herrera has been at Manchester United since 2014

By Simon Peach, Press Association Chief Football Writer

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera says his conscience remains clear after match-fixing allegations were reopened in Spain.

Real Zaragoza’s 2-1 win against Levante on May 21, 2011 has been investigated by Spain’s anti-corruption prosecutors’ office over payments related to alleged match fixing.

Herrera played for Zaragoza at the time and may face trial after the case was reopened by a judge in Valencia.

The timescale remains unclear and the 28-year-old maintains his innocence, with his representative reissuing a statement first released in December 2014.

“I have never had and will never have anything to do with manipulating match results,” Herrera said.

“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.”

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