David Gold makes a joke about Mark Noble on Twitter

West Ham's Mark Noble scores their third goal

West Ham United have started pre-season training.

West Ham's Mark Noble scores their third goal

West Ham United co-chairman David Gold has jokingly claimed on social networking site Twitter that Mark Noble reported for pre-season duty overweight.

The Hammers have started pre-season training, as they prepare for the 2016-17 campaign.

Noble is among the players who have already reported for duty, and Gold has joked on Twitter that he was overweight by three ounces when he came back.

West Ham co chairmans David Sullivan and David Gold before the match

	West Ham's co owner David Gold poses outside the construction of the Olympic Stadium.  West Ham have proposed to take over the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 London Olympics

Noble is one of the most underrated and most hard-working players in the current West Ham squad.

The midfielder was not part of the England squad for the ongoing 2016 European Championship in France.

The 29-year-old will have reported to West Ham duty fully rested and raring to go again.

Noble scored seven goals and created 50 chances in 37 Premier League appearances for the Hammers last season.

The Englishman had a pass accuracy of 86% and a shot accuracy of 44%, and won 16 headers, 29 dribbles and 74 tackles.

West Ham will play in front of over 50,000 fans at the Olympic Stadium next season and will be aiming to finish in the top six of the Premier League at least.

Manchester United's Ander Herrera in action with West Ham's Mark Noble

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