Manchester United


By Tom Finn

Manchester United’s Spanish midfielder Ander Herrera has been named along with 40 other players’ coaches and directors in an investigation in Spain that claims they paid Levante players to throw a match against Zaragoza at the end of the 2010-2011 season.

Swansea City winger Jefferson Montero is also one of the players on a list of names that prosecutor Alejandro Luzon presented yesterday to a court in Valencia.

The now court filled document alleges Herrera was one of ten people who withdrew tens of thousands of euros from their bank accounts in order to pay bribes.

25-year-old Herrera left Zaragoza in August of 2011 to join his home side Athletic Bilbao before moving to Old Trafford last summer.

Montero meanwhile was in the Levante side that was beaten 2-1 by Zaragoza on the 21st of May 2011 in a match Zaragoza needed to win in order to avoid relegation.

Also named in the document are Atletico Madrid captain Gabi and Zaragoza’s former trainer Javier Aguirre who now manages the Japanese national team.