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​Southampton boss Hasenhuttl sends Noble message to Man Utd target Ward-Prowse

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has praised West Ham United veteran Mark Noble.

The club's iconic midfielder played his last home game of his career, and Hasenhuttl drew comparisons between him and his club's captain James Ward-Prowse.

Hasenhuttl believes that Ward-Prowse, who has been linked with Manchester United and Manchester City, can expect a similar status with Saints fans if he commits to the club for the foreseeable future.

"Mark Noble had a long, long history playing for one club and this is a little bit unique in modern football because it seems it doesn't mean so much to the players to stay for as long as possible in one club and be a legend there," said Hasenhuttl to Sky Sports.

"If you have a chance to do it and somebody decides to go this way it should be something special for the fans and for him also. Prowsey is on the way to it. I don't know if he will last that long like Mark Noble at West Ham but I think coming from this region and playing for this club for a long time, he's on the way to doing it.

"The good thing is he sees it doesn't block him from getting international appearances or nominated for great awards because he performs well for us and, even if the team is not in the part of the table where we want to be, he shows his commitment to the club. His signing for a long time to the club was a clear signal for him and to the fans."


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