Ander Herrera has released a statement on his official Facebook page regarding allegations of being involved in a match fixing scandal with his former club Real Zaragoza.
The Spanish midfielder was one of 41 people named in the allegations but he has vehemently denied any involvement in any match fixing and made it clear he is happy to testify if needed.
Here is Herrera’s statement in full:
“In an on-going legal process involving Real Zaragoza (Spain), the club I was honoured to play from 12 until 22 years of age, there are 41 people cited as possible witnesses, 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.
More to follow.