Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri says he is responding to Roberto Mancini's man-management.

Nasri says he is benefiting from the care and attention shown to him by the City boss - and even referred to him as a father figure.

He added: "I am someone who works with love. I like to have a dad with me, then I can give everything.

"That is what I am starting to feel here. Everyone is giving me the confidence - the owners and the manager.

"He is the same age as my father so maybe he is the dad that I need here."