Mkhitaryan admits he gets along well with his United teammate, both sharing Mino Raiola as their agent.
He told local Armenian radio: “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!"