During Villa’s clash with the Hammers at Villa Park, El Ghazi and Mings came together after a disagreement about the former’s lack of tracking back.
As the two came closer, their words looked to become more cutting and El Ghazi decided to make the altercation physical.
The Dutchman nudged his head towards an angry-looking Mings, who did well not to react as fellow Villa players surrounded the two to break them up.
VAR looked at the incident and decided that a red card for either player wasn’t needed.
And Neville, who was speaking on Sky Sports’ coverage of the game, believes Mings will be “fuming” with the clash.
He said: “It’s never great that. El Ghazi’s taking a massive risk by doing that.
“He’s thrown his head toward Mings. I would’ve thought they’d probably tried to make up before they went in for the half-time break.
“I think if I was Mings I’d be absolutely fuming.
“They’re entitled to have a row, but throwing your head towards him is going a step too far.
Neville’s Sky Sports colleague Jamie Carragher added: “It was a head clash, I wouldn’t go as far as saying it was a headbutt, you don’t like seeing your own team-mates do that.
“It’s just a push of the heads, I don’t think one of them should be sent off for that.”
The first half of the game was uneventful with only Villa coming close to breaking the deadlock.
Brazilian striker Wesley almost scored with a header while West Ham failed to muster anything of any real danger.