Back in Porto Alegre after signing with Milan, Pato said: "You say I'm a star, but the true phenomenon is Ronaldo.

"I must learn from him. I will be asking him a lot for advice.

"When I arrived in Milanello, I was introduced to all my new teammates. Ronaldo approached me himself and stayed for a long time by my side. He told me to ask him for anything I needed while I was in Milan."

Pato added: "It's a dream come true. I still can't believe I will soon be playing with him."