Neville branded Guardiola's decision not to fill his bench “a joke", claiming it sent the wrong message to his EDS and Youth coaches.
Guardiola could not resist having a go back at Neville when he revealed John Stones and Phil Foden had returned from injury to give him a full squad to face Leicester tomorrow.
“We will have 18 players on the bench - and Gary Neville can be happy," he said. “I am happy."
When asked if he would like the Algeria star to play, the City boss said: “Hopefully.
“I wish he comes back soon to play football because we enjoy watching him play.
“Hopefully he will come back as soon as possible for Leicester and play at his level."