At the age of 33, the midfielder will probably not be overly frustrated with the lack of game-time and the club captain has a lot to give off the pitch.
However, he was key in the eyes of David Moyes at the end of last season, and a lot of fans have been reacting to the manager’s comments on the Englishman. Moyes said, “Mark Noble has a massive part to play here. Tomas and Declan have played ever so well but Mark Noble after lockdown was probably our best player so he’s got plenty more games in him.”
Noble has received a lot of praise in the past, including some from former Irons defender James Collins, who said he was an ‘inspiration’ and ‘absolute gent’.
These comments make perfect sense if you look at his stats from his last four games of last season. Noble picked up two assists, and picked up ratings of 8.6, 7.4 and 7.3 in three of those matches (SofaScore). He wasn’t at his best for the Watford game when he was rated 6.2 but still provided an assist, so he made an important impact.
Here is what fans are saying about Moyes’ comments on Noble:
Moyes on Noble future:
“Mark Noble has a massive part to play here. Tomas and Declan have played ever so well but Mark Noble after lockdown was probably our best player so he's got plenty more games in him.” pic.twitter.com/urg9dPRaPG
— #GSBOUT West Ham News (@whufc_news) October 23, 2020
Definitely wasn’t our best player after lockdown but he did play amazing in the cam role to be fair to him
— Aki (@AkiW_M) October 23, 2020
Here comes the anti-Noble crew pretending he didn’t play well at CAM at the end of last season
— WHUgameday🇩🇿 (@WHUgameday) October 23, 2020
— Lucas (@whuIucas) October 23, 2020
— ⚒Եօղվ-GSBOUT⚒ (@To_ny_1966) October 23, 2020
Other than Antonio, he was one of the best, still don’t know how. Noble in the #10 role uno https://t.co/Up1QJnRGY5
— Callum (@WHUFCallum_) October 23, 2020
Nah after lockdown Noble was good but come on Antonio, Ogbonna, Bowen, Rice , Soucek. Theres no way Noble can play in a two man midfield 😫
— Greg (@Huzi2k9) October 23, 2020
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