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West Ham captain Noble: Lingard is manager's favourite - and Moyes in on the joke!

West Ham captain Mark Noble says Jesse Lingard is David Moyes' favourite - and the manager is in on the joke.

Lingard arrived on loan from Manchester United in January and has had a phenomenal impact, recapturing his best form to lead the Hammers towards Europe.

The midfielder has scored nine goals in 13 league appearances, a run of form which has forced him back into England contention ahead of this summer's European Championships.

West Ham skipper Noble was a guest on this week's episode of the That Peter Crouch Podcast, and when asked who Moyes' favourite was said: “Jesse Lingard at the minute.

“We do boxes [in training] and he's not even allowed in the middle!" Noble laughed.

“Now the lads are on it and it's a running joke. They live in the same apartment block now and the gaffer loves it as well. Jesse will be with us and the gaffer will go: 'Jess, thanks for bringing me that bottle of wine the other night!'

“He'll just swallow his Adam's apple, Jesse, he hasn't got a comeback."

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