By Tom Finn
Following yesterday’s news that Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera was under investigation for helping to fix a match between Levante and Zaragoza on 21 May 2011, in which Zaragoza won 2-1 managing to escape relegation from Spain’s top-flight.
Prosecutors are alleging that Herrera and nine other players including Zaragoza coach Javier Aguirre paid Levante players 965,000 euros to lose the match.
The 25-year-old Spaniard responded to the allegations on social media writing, “I have never had and will never have anything to do with manipulating match results,” Herrera wrote on his Facebook account.
“If I am ever called to testify in any judicial hearing, I’ll be happy to attend, as my conscience is clear.”
The midfielder then added: “I love football and I believe in fair play, both on and off the pitch.”