By David Wood for MailOnline
Published: 19:39 GMT, 18 February 2020 | Updated: 19:57 GMT, 18 February 2020
Gary Neville has branded Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola 'a leech' and claimed their war of words 'was the best birthday wish'.
The Manchester United star, who celebrated his 45th birthday on Tuesday, angered Raiola by saying the club should never do business with the Italian-born Dutch agent as star-man Pogba continues to push for a move away.
Neville predicted the saga will end with Pogba leaving in the summer.
Gary Neville thinks former side Manchester United need to stop dealing with agent Mino Raiola
Raiola hit back by labelling the Sky Sports pundit a 'big know-how' and said 'he could go screw himself.'
That provoked a barbed response from Neville, who tweeted: 'The best birthday wish I could have had from this leech!'
Raiola had sparked the fresh row with a tweet at 7.43pm on Monday - just 17 minutes before United's kick off against Chelsea: 'Paul is Paul Pogba's. You cannot own a human being already for a long time in the UK or anywhere else.'
After United's 2-0 victory at Stamford Bridge, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was presented with Raiola's comments and responded: 'I've not spoken to Mino that is for sure. And, no, I haven't sat down and told Paul to tell Mino what he should say. Paul is our player and not Mino's.'
Paul Pogba's agent Mino Raiola (above) has hit back at Manchester United legend Gary Neville