Man United and Swansea stars to be questioned over alleged match-fixing

Manchester United’s Ander Herrera and Swansea’s Jefferson Montero are set to be questioned over an alleged fixed football match back in 2011, as reported by the Mirror.

Both players, who arrived in the Premier League this summer, were involved in Real Zaragoza’s win over Levante, which is the subject of the enquiry. Suspicious betting patterns emerged in their match which saw Zaragoza escape relegation with a 2-1 win away from home on the last day of the season. This is the first of nine matches to be investigated thoroughly by Spanish authorities.

Herrera’s side scored in each of half of the game with a brace from Atletico Madrid midfielder Gabi, but Spanish authorities are keen to talk to all players involved in the match. No single player is currently being accused of any wrongdoing.

This latest news has come as a shock to Los Blanquillos who released a statement a short while ago expressing their help with any enquiries.

“Real Zaragoza would like to declare that they are completely unaware of any circumstances linked to the investigations that have taken place in the wake of this fixture.

“At the same time, the club puts itself at the disposition of the judiciary and will collaborate on all questions that they have to ask.”

Levante have declined to comment on the allegations thus far.

Updated: September 27, 2014 — 9:25 am
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