Barcelona defender Gerard Pique says he gets along well with Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.

The rivals are former Manchester United teammates.

"At Manchester United, the stars are like Leo (Lionel Mess). They have been many years in the club, but they are very humble. It was the same with Cristiano Ronaldo," said Pique.

"When I met him, we got along well. The relationship always has been very good and in the locker room he was a person of a very good character.

"He helped me a lot. Messi is the same. Outside, everybody sees them as idols. But you would not know whether or not they were reserve players. That makes them very big."