Manchester United’s Ander Herrera is at the centre of a match-fixing scandal, according to the Daily Mirror.
The 28-year-old has been warned that he could have to face the stand, alongside 33 other footballers, in regards to a match he took part in back in 2011; between Real Zaragoza and Levante.
Back in Spain, the trial is apparently likely to happen, although it won’t take place for another six months at the very least.
Honestly, this is the last thing Herrera needs. The Basque-born midfielder was simply brilliant during Jose Mourinho’s debut season as manager, but he’s taken a huge step back this term, probably partly due to the fact that Nemanja Matic was signed and he has been pretty much undroppable.
Although jail-time is a possibility for the people involved if found guilty, when you’ve got such financial backing as most professional footballers do, I’d be extremely surprised if Herrera ended up behind bars for any time at all.
You cannot imagine a player as passionate as Herrera to get involved in something like this, so hopefully, he’ll clear his name as soon as possible, allowing him to get back to concentrating solely on his football.