Zlatan understands I am also a god — Mkhitaryan

Annette Crawford
December 8, 2017

The Spanish worldwide was heavily linked with a move away from Old Trafford once Mourinho was appointed - especially after what happened during the 2016 Community Shield.

Manchester United and the Premier League are happy to have him back.

Many are now wondering what's in line for Mkhitaryan at United this season.

This week a new interview with Mkhitaryan was aired on Armenian state radio.

Pontus Jansson thinks it is 50-50 whether Zlatan Ibrahimovic will come out of global retirement for next summer's World Cup after Sweden qualified.

Jose Mourinho has been handed a triple injury boost ahead of the Manchester derby this weekend after Phil Jones, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marouane Fellaini came through training unscathed this week.

Mkhitaryan has revealed that not everyone gets on with Ibra, but they enjoy a positive relationship.

"Zlatan has a strong temper", he said. 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.

"Firstly, that I had no kind of personal problem with him, no matter what the press said, and secondly I wanted to show what I could bring to the team, to prove myself".

Leeds defender Jansson says that Ibrahimovic can all but decide to book a spot in the World Cup squad himself and believes it is 50-50 whether the striker will be on the plane to Russian Federation.

"I'm joking. There were many Armenians chanting my name. After that he understood there is another God - me!"

He is yet to add to his United goal tally, having made four appearances off the bench so far, but may get the opportunity to break his duck for 2017-18 when United take in a derby clash with Manchester City on Sunday. The Belgian midfielder is a vital cog in Mourinho's squad and in the absence of Paul Pogba, who begins his three match suspension after his straight red against Arsenal, his return will be crucial.

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