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Manchester United star denies match-fixing

Herrera has denied any involvement in match-fixing. Credit: PA

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has denied any involvement in match-fixing during his time in Spain.

The 25-year-old was part of the Real Zaragoza team that defeated Levante 2-1 at the end of the 2010-11 season, a Spanish league fixture that is under investigation.

Herrera wrote on his Facebook account: "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."

Manchester United midfielder Herrera named in match-fixing case

A Spanish judge has named Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera amongst 42 people in an alleged match-fixing case.

The Basque midfielder was part of the Real Zaragoza team that played in a 2-1 win over Levante at the end of the 2010-11 season that is under investigation.

It is unknown if Ander Herrera will face prosecution. Credit: PA

Herrera was listed along with every other player than represented their club, along with the Zaragoza manager and president.

It has previously been reported in court that the Levante team were offered £766,000 to lose the match.

The judge will now decide whether any prosecutions are required.


Edward Glazer to sell shares in Man United

Edward Glazer has put three million shares up for sale. Credit: PA

Edward Glazer, one of Malcolm Glazer's six children, has put three million shares in Manchester United up for sale, little more than six months after his father's death, and stands to recoup in the region of 45million US dollars (£28.7million).

Malcolm Glazer took ownership of United in May 2005, but his death in May this year saw his children take an equal split of shares.

A statement released by the Premier League club and the New York Stock Exchange - where 10 per cent of United's shares are listed - announced the offer of "Class A Ordinary Shares".

It means Edward Glazer, who serves as co-chairman of Tampa Bay Buccaneers and is co-president of the Glazer Family Foundation, is to receive a windfall from the sale, which could be concluded this week.

Manchester United will not receive any proceeds from the sale.

Louis Van Gaal bemoans 'disgusting' speculation

Van Gaal believes speculation about United's transfer kitty is 'disgusting' Credit: PA

Man United manager Louis van Gaal has hit out at "disgusting" reports he will spend vast sums on new players in the winter transfer market.

Speaking to a packed press conference ahead of this weekend's Premier League clash at Southampton, Van Gaal said:

"I think it is disgusting always writing about numbers. I don't think that Ed Woodward or I have said anything about it.

"It's disrespectful to my players and I don't like talking about it. I have to work with the selection I have."

Wayne Rooney sings at Man United Christmas party

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Wayne Rooney has posted a photo of himself belting out a tune during Man United's Christmas party.

The striker published the snap on his Instagram page after United's Christmas bash at the The Place in Manchester on Wednesday evening.

Rooney, who has a tattoo dedicated to his favourite band, the Stereophonics, also sang a duet with Ed Sheeran following the singer songwriter's sell-out Manchester gig last month.


Man United winger Di Maria struggling with climate

Di Maria was used to a warmer climate in Madrid. Credit: PA

Man United's record signing Angel Di Maria admits he's struggling to cope with the chilly climate in England.

The Argentine winger joined United for £59.7m from Real Madrid, where the sun is out and temperatures remain in double figures.

"It's much colder here," he told Sport Magazine. "It gets dark a lot earlier than in Spain."

"I have no problem with the food or anything - there is not much difference between what I had in Spain and what I have here. My only problem is with the cold temperatures."

Manchester United striker Rooney set for knee scan

Wayne Rooney will undergo a knee scan after missing Manchester United's 2-1 win over Stoke on Tuesday.

Manager Louis van Gaal isn't too concerned by the matter, but the club are using caution with the England captain.

Wayne Rooney was absent on Tuesday night. Credit: PA

"It is his knee but we have to wait for tomorrow to say anything about it because you never know with a knee. My opinion it is not so heavy but I am not a doctor.

"We have to wait for a scan and then we will know more."

Manchester United boss Van Gaal unhappy over Christmas schedule

Louis van Gaal is not best pleased that he will have to give up his family festivities in order to manage Manchester United over the Christmas period.

The Dutchman accepts he will have to adapt to the hectic Premier League schedule at the end of December, when United face the prospect of four games in 11 days.

Louis van Gaal is starting to enjoy his first season as Manchester United manager. Credit: PA

"I am not happy - but I cannot change it - because I don't think it is good for the players that they play within two days of a (previous) match - two matches in two days. In December it shall be like that," Van Gaal said.

"We also have family. I have a wife and kids, and grandchildren, and I cannot see them this Christmas.

"But I want to work in the Premier League, so I have to adapt, and I shall adapt.

"But I don't think it is good. It is not good for the players, nor for the family."

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