Nasri, 26, is loving life under Pellegrini, who took charge in the summer, even though the former Arsenal midfielder is still not starting for City.
Nasri said: "I'm now quite happy at Manchester City. By contrast, there was no way I could be happy last season.
"Although I am on the bench I'm always the first sub to come on.
"He (Pellegrini) came to see me on his first day in charge, and told me he is counting on me. He said I am an important player, and told me I will get games."
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