Man U’s Herrera named in match fixing probe

Herrera playing for Zaragoza

MANCHESTER UNITED midfielder Ander Herrera has been named in a match fixing investigation involving his former team Real Zaragoza.

Also named are Japan and ex Zaragoza boss Javier Aguirre and Atletico Madrid’s player Gabi who also used to be in the Zaragoza team.

They were just some of the names listed as possibly being involved by Spain’s anti-corruption prosecutor today (Monday December 15). The investigation relates to the last game of the 2010-2011 season against Levante which Zaragoza had to win to escape relegation.


A 2-1 victory was enough to prevent Zaragoza taking the drop.

Also named as defendants were former club president Agapito Iglesias, and the club itself.

In documents presented to a court the prosecutor alleged that the Levante players were paid a total of €965,000 to deliberately lose the game.

The Zaragoza players are said to be involved as the club allegedly paid ‘bonuses’ into their accounts, which were then withdrawn in cash to be handed over to the Levante players.


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