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Man Utd's Herrera uses Facebook to address match fixing allegations

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera insists he has never been involved in match-fixing. The Spaniard is one of 41 players, coaches and directors named in a match-fixing investigation in his homeland, reports BBC Sport.

"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 25-year-old added: "I love football and I believe in fair play, both on and off the pitch."

Prosecutors allege 965,000 euros was paid in cash by then Real Zaragoza coach Javier Aguirre and nine players, including Herrera, to Levante players ahead of a La Liga game at the end of the 2010-2011 season.

Herrera left Zaragoza to join his home-town club Athletic Bilbao in August 2011, before signing for United in June 2014.

It is alleged Levante's players were paid to lose the match, which Zaragoza needed to win to avoid relegation.

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