Man United’s Ander Herrera releases statement completely denying match-fixing on Facebook

This summer Manchester United spent £30m on Athletic Bilbao central midfielder Ander Herrera.

Formerly of Real Zaragoza, the 25 year old Spaniard has been making headlines in the past couple of days after it was confirmed he and 40 others were being investigated for match-fixing.

Prosecutors allege almost one million euros was used to pay Levante players to lose their match against Zaragoza at the end of the 2010-11 season.

On Tuesday afternoon, Ander Herrera released an official statement on Facebook, completely denying any role in the alleged match-fixing.

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.

Ander
16/12/14

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