Declan Rice has been speaking about Mark Noble’s influence on him and the friendship the two share.

The respect that the 20-year-old England international feels towards his captain is clear from what he says:

Many West Ham fans have also developed a love and respect for Noble, as he has become a club icon during the 474 games he has played in claret and blue, as per Transfermarkt.

He has been doubted in the past, though the 32-year-old is still an integral part of the Hammers team, having started 6 Premier League matches, after returning from injury, as per WhoScored.

In that time, he has got 1 goal, completed 85.9% of his passes, while averaging 1.3 tackles, 0.7 key passes, 0.7 dribbles and 0.5 interceptions per game.

Noble has cemented his legacy at West Ham throughout the years and continues to make an impact, meaning that he has managed to keep the love of many Hammers fans.

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