Ander Herrera not involved in match-fixing scandal

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Manchester United star Ander Herrera will not have to return to Spain over match-fixing allegations.

This has been reported by ITV, who have suggested that the Red Devils have rejected reports that the Spaniard is set to be quizzed along with 19 other players on October 19.

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It appears, then, that United's summer signing from Athletic Bilbao won't have any questions to answer as Spanish authorities look to get to the bottom of the match fixing scandal from May 2011 involving Zaragoza and Villarreal.

Herrera was part of the Zaragoza side that overcame Villarreal by two goals to one in order to ensure their safety in La Liga in the 2011/12 season. And the game is currently under investigation over illegal betting patterns, but it appears that the Manchester United man is in the clear. 

This will certainly come as a major boost for Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal who will want his summer signing fully focussed on the season ahead. 

Injury blow 

United will, however, be without the Spanish midfielder for the foreseeable future after Manchester United announced that he fractured a rib during the club's 2-1 victory over West Ham United this past weekend. 

It appears, then, that he could be out for a few weeks and will almost certainly miss this weekend's fixture with Everton. Darren Fletcher could replace him in the middle of the park as United look to secure back-to-back victories for the first time under Louis van Gaal. 

Red Devils fans will be hoping that their star forwards are on top form this weekend, with the likes of Radamel Falcao, Robin van Persie and Juan Mata all expected to start this weekend. Angel di Maria should also be in Van Gaal's starting XI, with versatile Dutchman Daley Blind sitting in front of the back four.

Club captain Wayne Rooney, of course, will miss the game through suspension, but the club will welcome back youngster Tyler Blackett after he served his one game ban following his red card in United's defeat against Leicester City. 

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