Herrera to face trial over alleged match-fixing involvement

Date published: Thursday 8th February 2018 8:33

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera faces a trial regarding the alleged involvement in a match-fixing trial in Spain.

In 2011, a game between Real Zaragoza and Levante in La Liga was allegedly fixed. Zaragoza won the match 2-1, surviving relegation and sending down Deportivo La Coruna instead.

Herrera was playing for Zaragoza that day, and reportedly received two large payments from his club into his bank account which he subsequently paid back.

The midfielder has always denied wrongdoing and has fought to clear his name, but an exclusive in the Sun claims that Herrera will be called to trial to explain his role in the incident.

He is one of 34 players who investigators at Valencia’s Provincial Court would like to speak to after the case was re-opened.

“I have never and never will have anything to do with the manipulation of the results of matches,” Herrera said in 2014.

“If I am ever called to testify in a judicial hearing, I will be delighted to attend.”

He might well get his wish.

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