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Man United player in match-fixing investigation

by | 15th, December 2014

EVERYONE who isn’t a Manchester United fan is currently irritated that they’re 3rd in the Premier League table as, after a long period of success, it would’ve been nice if they could’ve suffered just a bit longer.

Seeing as fans can’t mock their league position, here’s something to enjoy one of their players has been dragged into a match-fixing scandal.

Man U midfielder Ander Herrera, along with Japan coach Javier Aguirre and Atletico Madrid captain Gabi and 38 others, have been named in a case of matchfixing involving a La Liga match in the 2010-11 season. Now, of course, everyone involved may well be innocent, which means we’ll have to say ‘allegedly’ a lot and, of course, enjoy this while it lasts.

So what’s the deal?

Well, Spain’s anti-corruption prosecutor has filed their case in a Valencia court today, following a probe into Real Zaragoza’s 2-1 win at Levante on the final day of the campaign. Fans of Spanish football will know that Zaragoza avoided relegation and that Aguirre was coach of the team at the time, which included Herrera and Gabi in the team.

Former Zaragoza president Agapito Iglesias and the club itself were also named as defendants, along with the rest of the players from both sides.

At the time of writing, a Real Zaragoza official had no comment to make, apart from the reiteration of the statement Zaragoza

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