Jesse Lingard has just posted a message on Twitter in tribute to West Ham United club captain Mark Noble.
The 35-year-old Hammers skipper made his last home appearance in the Claret and Blue against Manchester City this afternoon.
It has been an unbelievable career for Noble at West Ham.
After 18 years though, it’s fast approaching the time for him to hang up his boots.
The Canning Town born midfielder is hugely popular with every single player he comes into contact with. And that says everything about the man.
Noble has already received glowing references from his teammates and players from opposing teams. And now there is another one that can be added to the list…
Jesse Lingard praises Mark Noble
The 35-year-old will surely be kept around at the London Stadium in some kind of capacity beyond the end of this season.
Never seeing him in the West Ham kit again will be really strange though, that’s for sure.
Lingard got a first-hand glimpse of just how much influence Noble has at West Ham during his loan spell in East London last season.
And Jesse took to Twitter today to laud the soon-to-be retired Hammers skipper:
Lingard is spot on there. Noble does so much for new arrivals at the London Stadium.
Replacing him as a character will be nigh-on impossible.
Let’s just hope that David Moyes is backed to the hilt in the transfer market this summer and perhaps then West Ham can go on to make some real progress over the next few years.
Today was all about Mark Noble though, and it was great to see Jesse Lingard post such a nice message to him on social media.