Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera denies match-fixing claims

Ander Herrera denies match-fixing claims
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Ander Herrera says that he is more than happy to testify in court over historic match-fixing claims from his time with Real Zaragoza.

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has insisted that his "conscience is totally clear" after being dragged into a match-fixing scandal.

The Spain international has been warned that he may be called to stand trial later this year, as prosecutors look into claims that a game between Real Zaragoza and Levante in 2011 was fixed.

Herrera, who started his senior career with Zaragoza, is expected to be one of 33 players - including Atletico Madrid midfielder Gabi - to be summoned in a case that could last up to six months.

After the emergence of fresh claims this week, however, the 28-year-old has stressed that he was in no way part of any wrongdoing.

"As I stated back in 2014 when this issue was raised, I have never had and will never have anything to do with manipulating match results," he said in a statement.

"If I am ever called to testify in a judicial hearing, I will be delighted to attend as my conscience is totally clear. I love football and I believe in fair play, both on and off the pitch."

Herrera left Zaragoza for Athletic Bilbao in 2011, spending three years with the Basque outfit before joining Man United.

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