Pep Guardiola hits back at Gary Neville after squad criticism

Pep Guardiola hits back at Gary Neville after squad criticismGuardiola is in his second season in charge of Manchester City. (Reuters)

Pep Guardiola has hit back at Gary Neville after he criticised the Manchester City manager for only naming six substitutes in his squad during last weekend’s draw against Burnley.

Manchester City’s 1-1 stalemate with Burnley was just the fourth Premier League game of the season in which they dropped points in.

And with that came criticism from Neville, who questioned why their were only 17 players in the squad rather than the limit of 18.

‘I think it’s a joke, I absolutely think it’s a joke,’ Neville told Sky Sports after the draw.

However, Guardiola responded in his pre-match press conference ahead of City’s upcoming match against Leicester, stating: ‘We will have 18 players in the squad, so Gary Neville can be happy.’

The league leaders play Leicester on  Saturday in a bid to return to winning ways before travelling to Switzerland to take on Basel in Champions League in midweek.

They currently sit 13 points ahead of second-placed Manchester United in the Premier League.

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