Clarence Seedorf has urged AC Milan to take the pressure off Stephan El Shaarawy.

The youngster has been a revelation this season, but Seedorf says he needs a senior strike-partner to take the pressure off his shoulders.

"El Shaarawy must not be made the leader at this stage, otherwise he risks ending up like Pato," said Seedorf.

Seedorf also believes Milan miss Thiago Silva more than Zlatan Ibrahimovic after they were both sold to PSG.

The Botafogo midfielder added: "More serious losing Thiago Silva than Ibrahimovic, who can dribble three but does not improve his teammates."