Mkhitaryan: Zlatan not only Utd ‘god’

English Premier League

Ibrahimovic is famously one of the more ego-driven footballers in the game and backs up his talk with some astounding abilities on the pitch.

Mkhitaryan says it is that personality that has endeared him to his team-mate, telling Armenian radio station ArmSport: “Zlatan has a strong temper. Many people don’t agree with him. People do not understand or do not want to understand his jokes or what he’s talking about.

“But I have had good relations with him from the first moment. We kept in touch even when he was recovering out of Manchester.

“Everyone knows Ibrahimovic calls himself the God. But when we landed in Rostov I told him: “You see who the real god is.

“I’m joking. There were many Armenians chanting my name. After that he understood there is another god – me.”

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