Alexandre Pato admits he was surprised to be overlooked for the AC Milan captaincy for their win over Chievo.

Pato expected to take the armband as he was the most senior player inside the locker room.

"The truth was, until I arrived in the changing room, I was convinced that the rule of seniority would see Milan assign the band to me," he said.

"It did not turn out so, but I was not disappointed because in the end it ended up on the arm of a friend and a teammate.

"I did not [ask for an explanation], these are the decisions of [Adriano] Galliani and Allegri."