Wednesday February 23 2011
Pato trains on his day off

Alexandre Pato voluntarily turned up for training on Tuesday even though Milan had been given the day off by Massimiliano Allegri.

The 21-year-old Brazil international spent an hour and a half working on his game in an effort to convince the coaching staff to start him more regularly.

Pato has been on the bench 10 times this season despite scoring a goal every 96 minutes in Serie A.

He got the winner against Chievo at the weekend and is trying to develop a better understanding with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

See the latest Serie A predictions and betting tips with