Chinese referee admits to fixing friendly involving Manchester United

The official says that he was paid to alter the game in 2007 and also confessed to taking bribes to influence one other international friendly and also six Chinese league games
Chinese referee Huang Junjie has admitted that he was paid to fix a friendly involving Manchester United.

Huang confessed in court to taking bribes for eight games in total, one of which was the Premier League champions’ 6-0 victory over Shenzhen FC in 2007.

It has not been claimed that either side were involved in or aware of the match-fixing.

The official’s revelations have come as a result of hearings into the alleged corruption of some key figures within the Chinese game, including the former head of the Super League, Zhang Jianqiang.

Over 60 coaches, players, referees, and other officials are facing charges of match-fixing and bribery after a two-year investigation into the country's domestic football scene.

As well as match-fixing, some senior Chinese Football Association (CFA) members also stand accused of accepting payments from players wanting to be called up to the national team.