Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Three Former Reds Named by Hackers in Steroid-Use Leaked Papers

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Three Former Reds Named by Hackers in Steroid-Use Leaked Papers

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THREE former United players have been named by hackers as being cleared to use a steroid while playing for Argentina during the 2010 World Cup.

Carlos Tevez, Juan Sebastian Veron and Gabriel Heinze are among 25 players who were given permissions during the competition, according to leaked documents published by Russian hackers Fancy Bears yesterday.

Tevez was a City player - having signed from rivals United the previous year - when he is said to have been given a permission to use betamethasone during the tournament in South Africa.

Betamethasone is a corticosteroid with a variety of uses. It does not feature directly on the World Anti-Doping Agency's prohibited list, but is banned depending on the concentration detected.

Veron and Heinze are said to have been allowed to use the same drug. …

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