Date: 10th November 2019 at 10:59am
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United captain is set to have a scan on Monday on the he suffered against on Monday, according to Claret & Hugh.

The reliable news source claims that the 32-year-old will have to be assessed next week to see how badly he damaged his ankle in the 3-0 defeat at Turf Moor.

The Englishman was forced off during the first half of the Clarets clash, to be replaced by Andriy Yarmolenko, and all we know at the moment is that he twisted his ankle.

OPINION

This is a big blow for West Ham, and make no mistake. Noble isn’t a flashy player, he’s not universally praised and touted with mega money moves to pastures new. However, he is a quality operator who has been consistently producing for for over a decade now. This season, too, he’s been very solid alongside in the middle of the park. Without him Manuel Pellegrini would likely have to turn to (if he’s fit – a big if), Carlos Sanchez or shift into a deeper role despite him impressing in front of goal recently. The statistics show, though, that Noble would be hard to replace. As per WhoScored.com, Noble is averaging one tackle, 3.1 long balls knocked forward to the attackers and a healthy pass success rate of 84.8%. Those aren’t massively gaudy numbers, but he is a calming presence in this West Ham team, someone they would miss dearly if he faces significant time on the sidelines.