The Argentina international took his tally for club and country to 86 on Sunday when he netted a double against Betis to break Gerd Muller's goalscoring record, yet Mijatovic feels that Cristiano Ronaldo has been even more impressive.
"I would like it if Cristiano Ronaldo wins it. He has done better than Messi this year in my opinion," Mijatovic told reporters.
The former Madrid attacker then went on to discuss the title race, and stressed that Barcelona has not won anything just yet.
"It's a significant gap, but we should not forget that May is still far away. There's plenty of football to be played and Barcelona will start spilling points at some point."
The Nou Camp side currently holds a six-point lead over second-placed Atletico, with Real Madrid trailing its archrival by 11 points.