Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville praised the performance of West Ham captain Mark Noble after the Hammers’ 2-0 win against the Red Devils yesterday.
When asked to give his man of the match, the TV pundit said that the Irons midfielder stood out with his dominant performance in the middle of the park:
“You look at that midfield today and I look at Mark Noble, and I’m trying to think of the right word to pay him the respect because he is a good Premier League player, solid performer.”
“[He’s] dependable and I would say he’s a good Premier League player. He’s dominated that midfield. He looks the most composed on the ball as well. It’s a reflection of this match and he is my Man of the Match.”
West Ham were comfortable against United and Lukas Fabianski‘s goal was barely threatened, with the exception of the clear cut chance which Juan Mata missed.
After three clean sheets in the row, the Hammers now find themselves fifth in the table, level on points with Leicester in third place.
Their lofty position in the league will inevitably lead to talk of a top-four finish, and while the season is only six games old, the signs are looking good for Manuel Pellegrini’s team to have a very good campaign.
Next up, they face Oxford United in the Carabao Cup, before travelling to the South Coast for their next league game against Bournemouth on Saturday.