Ashley Young was asked if Romelu Lukaku could play in jeans and his response was telling

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Ashley Young couldnt help but laugh (Picture: COPA90)

Ashley Youngs no stranger to the often brutal nature of social media.

The 33-year-olds had to put up with his fair share of criticism in his seven years at Old Trafford but his attitude and perseverance has earned respect from United fans.

Few have escaped the wrath for Uniteds below-par start to the season and much of the focus has been on Romelu Lukakus performances.

The Belgian hasnt scored in his last 11 matches and was dropped for a 2-1 win against former side Everton a fortnight ago after a dismal display against Juventus at Old Trafford.

The 25-year-old is often mocked for his heavy touch with particularly cruel social media users claiming its as if Lukaku plays the game in jeans.

People are cruel (Picture: Twitter)

During an interview with COPA90 to promote Uniteds new partnership with True Religion, Young and Marcus Rashford were cheekily asked which team-mate could play in denim.

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Young neatly sidestepped the question by claiming Juan Mata could get away with it but he couldnt help but laugh as the interviewer – at around 1:22 – asked: What about Lukaku?!

Lukaku made his return from injury in Uniteds 3-1 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday and won a penalty that Anthony Martial converted.

The forward had been due to feature in Belgiums clash with Iceland tonight but has pulled out of the game with a hamstring injury.

MORE: Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku ruled out of Belgiums clash with Iceland due to hamstring injury

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