The left-back joined from Championship side Ipswich last summer and has quickly made that position his own across West Ham’s back four.
“I think he’s one of the best signings the club has made since I’ve been here,” said Noble.
“A lot of teams go for foreign players rather than looking at the Championship – He’s a quiet guy but he’s come in and done well.”
It would been easy for the Hammers to look outside England because players from abroad are generally cheaper.
However, Sam Allardyce deserves a pat on the back because Cresswell joined the Hammers with experience of playing in England with over 100 league games under his belt for Ipswich.
It was always going to be a bit of a risk in terms of how he would adjust to the pressure of playing for a Premier League team but he’s done well.
He’s been playing so well that the Daily Mirror even tipped him for a call up to the England senior side under Roy Hodgson last November and that will still be one of his main goals.
Cresswell’s job for the rest of the season is to maintain his consistency, make no major mistakes and if he does that he should help West Ham as they aim for a place in the Premier League’s top six.