Sterling was booed by some sections of the 41,000 MCG crowd and suffered a similar fate in the Gold Coast as he watched his side labour to a 1-0 win over A-League side Melbourne City.
Nasri is used to copping a battering from fans following his exit from Arsenal and defended the England international following City’s penalty shootout win over the Serie A giants.
“You always have stupid fans in the stadium,” Nasri is quoted as saying by the Manchester Evening News.
“The same thing happened to me when I left Arsenal.
“You have to move on. He has come to Manchester City and you have to respect his decision.
“We just have to let him play and he will show how talented he is.
“We didn’t expect anything like that from these fans, so it is a little surprise.
“But if he needs any advice about that, then he can come and talk to me.”
Sterling, however, had the perfect response to the boo boys after he hit the back of the net just minutes into his debut.
The 20-year-old only last week completed his £49m move from Liverpool and already looks on track to have a big season with his new side.
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