He said that Noble's longevity at the club speaks volumes for his talent, even despite his ongoing snub for England - which he feels may never be reversed even though the central midfielder is just 28.
He said: "I was so impressed by Mark Noble during West Ham’s draw with Man City. He’s played under six managers at West Ham but they have all picked him. He’s never out of the team. That’s because he is consistent, he works hard and he is a good, tidy player. He helped neutralise David Silva and Yaya Toure and he lets the likes of Dimitri Payet play.
"It did make me wonder why he’s never been given a chance in an England shirt. He’s been in tough company with Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard and now players like Ross Barkley and Dele Alli. I’m not saying he should be called up now but, like Steve Bruce, he is unlucky not to have at least one cap."
Noble is due for his testimonial for West Ham this year, but will still harbour dreams of a late England renaissance similar to that which Scott Parker enjoyed.
In the 2-2 draw with Manchester City, Noble made more touches than any player on the pitch, with a total of 88, edging opponent Yaya Toure's 86.
He also created three goalscoring chances, more than any of his West Ham teammates, including Dmitri Payet who had two key passes.
Defensively he also made an impact, with three tackles and three interceptions - the latter of which was only matched by centre-back James Collins.