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Man Utd midfielder Herrera staring down 2-year jail sentence; 6-year playing ban

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera must face down threats of a two-year jail sentence in Spain.

The Independent reports Spanish prosecutors will push for a two-year prison sentence and six-year bans from football for all players accused of playing a role in a match-fixing scandal in a game between Real Zaragoza and Levante seven years ago.

Herrera is among those embroiled in a story that became headline news once again in Spain after the case was reopened for further investigation earlier this month.

Now authorities believe all involved in the disputed game have a case to answer, with prosecutors suggesting there is strong evidence that Zaragoza paid €965,000 euros to Levante's players to lose a match that ensured the victors retained their place in Spain's top division.

Vicente Iborra of Leicester, Atletico Madrid captain Gabi Fernandez are also caught up in the scandal and if found guilty and handed long bans, they will apply to all football and not just matches in Spain.

Herrera has made it clear that he is innocent of any involvement in the match fixing scandal.

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