Teddy Sheringham suggested that West Ham are very lucky to have Mark Noble, when speaking to the official match-day programme for Sunday’s clash with Manchester United, and quoted via the club’s official website.
The 32-year-old Hammers skipper, who earns £50,000 per week according to Spotrac, has been in fine form so far this season. And despite receiving his fair share of criticism, he is still a vitally important player for West Ham.
He is Manuel Pellegrini’s on-field lieutenant, and it is clear to see just how much he brings to the Hammers when he is in the side.
Noble is not the quickest, nor is he the most powerful. He is an incredibly intelligent footballer, however, and his passion and love for West Ham is something that the east London outfit will find incredibly hard to replace when he eventually hangs up his boots.
And Sheringham absolutely raved about Noble, as quoted via WHUFC.com:
“West Ham are lucky to have someone like Mark because he knows the Premier League inside out and realises what makes West Ham United tick, too.”
Noble is undoubtedly entering the twilight of his career. At 32, his powers will now begin to wane. He remains as important to West Ham as he ever was, however.
The Hammers face Oxford United tomorrow night, and the experienced midfielder will most likely be given a rest ahead of Saturday’s trip to Bournemouth.