Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has denied being involved in a match-fixing scandal surrounding a Levante-Zaragoza game in 2011.
Anti-Corruption prosecutor Alejandro Luzon is claiming that €965,000 was paid to Levante players so they would lose the game, which the Aragones club won 2-1 and thus claimed the three points needed to avoid relegation.
However, Herrera, who is one of 41 players, Coaches and club officials named in the investigation, issued a statement via his Facebook account denying he had anything to do with rigging the game and helping his former club retain its top-flight status.
“In an on-going legal process involving Real Zaragoza (Spain), the club I was honoured to play with from 12 until 22 years of age, there are 41 people mentioned, 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,” it read.