Benjamin Mendy insisted that he was not in Hong Kong after his an Instagram post showing his location.
He came on as a substitute during City's recent Carabao Cup semi-final second leg against Burton Albion but has since suffered a setback in his recovery.
Fortunately, having seen his manager's response on Twitter, Mendy quickly explained that the decision to tag himself at Honk Kong International Airport had actually been a joke at the expense of his Uber driver.
He is not yet fit to return to action ahead of City's clash with Chelsea on Sunday in the Premier League, and as such was given the green light by Guardiola to make a trip to Barcelona and Paris in a bid to regain his fitness.More news: Raptors have two Defensive Players of the Year after adding Marc Gasol
"Wow. I didn't know it".
"He's injured, it's not easy, meniscus, it's not easy", Guardiola told a new conference.
Mendy has been away from the Manchester City first-team through injury. He needs to readapt. Hong Kong, definitely not. You have to be careful'. He said he was going to Paris but Hong Kong - I don't know/ I have to understand Instagram.More news: Savage Was Reportedly Arrested with A Fully Loaded Gun
Speaking in his, an incredulous Guardiola responded to questions regarding Mendy's whereabouts by admitting: "Hong Kong?"
Asked if it would be okay to be in Hong Kong, the Spanish gaffer replied: "No, no definitely not".
Back in August, Guardiola suggested that Mendy should tone down his social media use, saying: 'Mendy has a lot of things to improve and hopefully we can convince him to forget a little bit the social media and improve a few things'.More news: Ariana Grande premieres new album thank u, next: Stream