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Former United star did not help fix vital match

FORMER Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera was among 36 players cleared of match-fixing by a Spanish court.
A probe relating to the 2010-2011 season was launched after corruption was thought to have taken place in a Levante-Zaragoza match.
Zaragoza won, to avoid being relegated from Spain’s top football league, La Liga. But a couple of former Zaragoza officials were found guilty of fraud.
The club were alleged to have paid their opponents €965,000 to throw the match, in their bid to ensure top-flight football the following season.
Herrera, now with Paris St Germain, and former Atletico Madrid captain Gabi Fernandez, both ex-Zaragoza players, were among those on trial.
A Valencia court found 41 people, including the players, not guilty, the judge citing a lack of evidence.
But former Zaragoza President Agapito Iglesias, and former financial director Javier Porquera, were jailed for 15 months.
They were found guilty of using club money to pay €1.73m in relegation bonuses for players. But in Spain, if sentences are under two years, they are generally suspended, and first-time offenders are usually allowed to skip jail.

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