David Gold explains Mark Noble’s absence from Manchester United v West Ham United

Mark Noble

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold explains the absence of midfielder Mark Noble against Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Premier League this afternoon.

Manchester United are expected to win the Premier League clash against West Ham United at Old Trafford today, and they got a major boost before the Premier League clash.

When the Hammers’ teamsheet was revealed an hour before the 3pm kickoff, Mark Noble’s name was missing. The 27-year-old has been a key player for the London club so far this season and could have made a huge difference at Old Trafford.

However, the 27-year-old was not included in the team because of a calf injury. It was confirmed by West Ham’s co-chairman David Gold on social networking site Twitter.

Gold also added that Noble could miss West Ham’s match against Queens Park Rangers at the Boleyn Ground next Sunday.

Missing Noble may not prove to be that bad for West Ham this afternoon – after all, picking up even a point against United at Old Trafford was never going to be easy. But losing the Englishman against QPR could make things difficult for Sam Allardyce’s side.

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